Yesterday I had no option but to use LOROL from Clapham Junction to Imperial Wharf and back and it reminded me of just how painful it is! Apart from being absolutely packed (I can take this for a short journey) it reminded me just how excruciatingly slow it is over most of the network. Right from the start of the journey, the mysterious and ludicrously long PSR out of Clapham Junction means that trains crawl in and out (on both routes), and then similarly crawl round the curve to join the other line before crossing the Thames. Approaches to, and departures from all stations on the LOROL network are far slower than on other operators' lines, and station dwell times are leisurely to say the least. It's both baffling and frustrating how slow the whole operation is.