Letter: Jinx strikes the Misery Line

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Sir: At 6.25pm on 6 January I was reading my copy of The Independent on the northbound platform of Angel tube station in London, waiting for my train home.

When it pulled in and I boarded, I continued reading ... the article on the London Underground Northern Line, with its "cranky carriages" grinding to a halt in pitch-black tunnels.

As we pulled out of Highgate station at 6.55, and I finished reading the article ... we came to an abrupt halt. One hour later, at 7.55, we finally crawled into East Finchley station (the next stop!) with a garbled message of apology blaming signal problems.

Might I suggest that you warn us next time you publish an article critical of London Underground?

PETER ROSS

London N2

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