We’ve endured the trials and tribulations of the dreaded Waterloo upgrade for three whole days now. So how bad really is it?
There are still 13 days left of commuter chaos – 19 if you include weekends – so we’re turning to Twitter for a bit of comic relief to lighten our spirits in these dark, dark times.
1. Commuting, Jack Sparrow-style:
When you’re platform is announced at Waterloo #Waterlooupgrade pic.twitter.com/Ow1sSZkIuC
— Dave Wayman (@davewayman91) August 7, 2017
2. The final countdown:
Actual footage of final day of #WaterlooUpgrade pic.twitter.com/AQiBIsDgvR
— Matt (@blucanary) August 6, 2017
3. Cheaper than a trip to the cinema:
If you haven’t seen the Dunkirk movie yet save yourself a tenner and get down to Waterloo with some popcorn #waterlooupgrade #scenes
— mark perkins (@thatmarkperkins) August 8, 2017
4. Blame the cats:
This might be the real reason for the problems at #Waterloo this month… #TuesdayThoughts #WaterlooUpgrade #InternationalCatDay pic.twitter.com/B4qDYqG6Ec
— Collider (@WeareCollider) August 8, 2017
5. Walking sticks at dawn:
So far so good. Woking station like a ghost town and I even got a seat on the train, despite having to fight an old lady for it #waterloo
— Martin Greenbank (@MartinGreenbank) August 7, 2017
6. Fake news:
The Waterloo station rail upgrade has commenced and this is LONDON RIGHT NOW.
(according to the news) pic.twitter.com/lS8GPOaDFv
— Andrew Garnett (@mrandrewgarnett) August 5, 2017
7. Maybe it’s all just a very elaborate flashmob?
Incredible flashmob going on at Waterloo at the moment. Thousands of people simultaneously staring at the departures board looking grumpy.
— Ben ✨ (@benfurneaux) August 8, 2017
8. BREAKING NEWS:
Only in #London would trains running smoothly make the news. #Waterloo https://t.co/PVadyOBsHJ
— Suzanne Curley (@suzanne_curley) August 7, 2017
9. It all comes down to tutting:
The only thing I’ve genuinely noticed about #Waterloo is all the people taking pictures of fairly normal sized crowds and tutting ?
— Hannah Austin ? (@hgjaustin) August 8, 2017
10. Why don’t we just go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over?
Live scenes from #waterlooupgrade pic.twitter.com/hbV6GNfxu8
— Dan! ???? (@DrJagz) August 7, 2017
11. Delays are better en Français:
Conductors with French accents seem to make delays sound soothing, sophisticated and sexy #SWTrains #Waterloo
— Andy Gunner (@andygun3r) August 8, 2017
12. Gin is the answer!
Wht 2 do when all trains are severely delayed? #Waterloo gives out water. Really? Give people wine or gin, and they will perhaps let it go ?
— Olesya Ma (@OlesyaKalkamano) August 8, 2017
13. Setting an example:
This little fella taking #waterlooupgrade #waterlooworks in his stride this AM ?? pic.twitter.com/mLYjc2ksok
— Georgina Dawson (@GeorgieDawsonPR) August 9, 2017
14. A possible solution:
Dealing with @SW_Trains #waterlooupgrade by staying out later and drinking more.
— Sophie Wilkinson (@SKPWilkinson) August 8, 2017
15. We’re not above bribes:
Can I be bribed with ice-cream like a five-year-old to stop banging on about the #WaterlooUpgrade ?
Apparently yes, I can.#ToffeeCrunch pic.twitter.com/8hIMaDSd7L
— Jenny Fletcher (@WhatFletchSaid) August 8, 2017
16. Just a small one:
Just a small glass tonight #waterlooupgrade pic.twitter.com/BlVl9fzUjO
— simoncuk (@simoncuk) August 7, 2017
17. The spirit of the nation:
If you want to know what the British are like just follow the #waterlooupgrade hashtag.
— ewenmacintosh ⛰ (@ewenmacintosh) August 7, 2017
18. Take inspiration from Michael Scott:
Create conversation with people waiting at Waterloo by constantly repeating ‘this is fun isn’t it?’ #waterlooupgrade pic.twitter.com/6485R0um3b
— Harvey Loake (@OfficialLoake) August 7, 2017
The queue for the free ice cream was bigger than for my train.. #priorities#waterlooupgrade
— Linzi Radwell (@LinziRadwell) August 7, 2017
Feature Image: Everyman Films
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