Commuter stranded in Luton after collapsed power lines at Radlett railway station

'Where will I sleep tonight?' Commuter stranded after power line collapse

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'Where will I sleep tonight?' Commuter stranded after power line collapse

'Where will I sleep tonight?' Commuter stranded after power line collapse

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A Harpenden resident is concerned he "will not have anywhere to sleep tonight" after FCC have confirmed there will be severe disruption to trains between Luton and St Albans until after tomorrow morning’s rush hour.

Keith Hussey is currently stuck in Luton and is currently trying to determine how he will travel back to his house in Harpenden.

Collapsed power lines at Radlett railway station just after 11am today have caused the cancellation of trains between Luton and St Pancras in London.

Engineers are currently investigating the damage caused.

Mr Hussey who lives in Waldegrave Park said he had been stuck in a Luton pub for a few hours in the hope the disruption would calm down.

He said: "This is ridiculous. First Capital Connect should lose their franchise.

"I haven’t got a clue how I am going to get back. Where will I sleep tonight?

"I can’t stay here and I won’t stay here. It’s complete rubbish."

Mr Hussey said he had been advised to travel home on a coach from Luton Airport but wasn’t sure he would be allowed on the coach because of his bicycle.

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4:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Starlight22 says...

Never heard of buses! They have spaces for wheelchairs and buggies, I'm sure he would get a bike on. Better still, get on the safe cycle path from Luton Airport Parkway and cycle home. Hardly stuck!
Never heard of buses! They have spaces for wheelchairs and buggies, I'm sure he would get a bike on. Better still, get on the safe cycle path from Luton Airport Parkway and cycle home. Hardly stuck! Starlight22
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5:37pm Wed 13 Feb 13

m.forbes says...

What a ridiculous angle to the story?! I could undertand if the subject was stranded in the middle of the Hebrides, but we're talking about a neighbouring town 5 miles up the road. RIP quality journalism.
What a ridiculous angle to the story?! I could undertand if the subject was stranded in the middle of the Hebrides, but we're talking about a neighbouring town 5 miles up the road. RIP quality journalism. m.forbes
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6:52pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Arthur Strong says...

You could walk it in an hour and a half. Obviously spent his bus fare in the pub and is now too drunk to walk.
You could walk it in an hour and a half. Obviously spent his bus fare in the pub and is now too drunk to walk. Arthur Strong
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8:03am Thu 14 Feb 13

rob_s_smith says...

Disruption obviously not good but I think "stuck in a Luton pub for a few hours" explains a lot of this mans problems. I cant see why a five mile cycle ride should present much of a problem unless youd been drinking
Disruption obviously not good but I think "stuck in a Luton pub for a few hours" explains a lot of this mans problems. I cant see why a five mile cycle ride should present much of a problem unless youd been drinking rob_s_smith
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2:12pm Thu 14 Feb 13

George M says...

This is what you get when Labour creates a dependent society. It would be interesting to know Mr. Hussey's age. He is , no doubt, of that age group that have been schooled to be taken care of. This society is doomed.
This is what you get when Labour creates a dependent society. It would be interesting to know Mr. Hussey's age. He is , no doubt, of that age group that have been schooled to be taken care of. This society is doomed. George M
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3:02pm Thu 14 Feb 13

sac_commuter says...

Couldn't agree with all the above comments more.

I first read this article Wednesday afternoon and at the time, thousands of people were stuck in London. On reading this, I, and I bet a fair few others, thought 'Right now, I really wish I was only 5 miles from home and had a bicycle!'
Couldn't agree with all the above comments more. I first read this article Wednesday afternoon and at the time, thousands of people were stuck in London. On reading this, I, and I bet a fair few others, thought 'Right now, I really wish I was only 5 miles from home and had a bicycle!' sac_commuter
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5:36pm Thu 14 Feb 13

moo1967 says...

What a stupid waste of time story - cycle home!!!
What a stupid waste of time story - cycle home!!! moo1967
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3:05pm Fri 15 Feb 13

mr.taxpayer says...

Fair enough, being in Luton for any amount of time isn't pleasant for anyone, but REALLY?

So he had a bike, yet couldn't work out how to get to Harpenden from Luton?

What a moron.
Fair enough, being in Luton for any amount of time isn't pleasant for anyone, but REALLY? So he had a bike, yet couldn't work out how to get to Harpenden from Luton? What a moron. mr.taxpayer
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