Having spent two very damp hours tonight desperately waiting and hoping that a train would make it through the spectacular thunderstorm and subsequent flooding we had in Chesterfield, I got to thinking about the pain, misery and suffering that the people of London who rely on the rail services to get about their daily life must be feeling at the moment with the London underground rail strikes.
I don’t actually drive and, with a 60 mile journey home, really had little choice but to put myself at the mercy of our national transport system and hope for the best.
Fortunately, after a little over 2 hours Cross Country trains came through and eventually got me safely home, however on the journey back to equally rainy Leeds, two thoughts occurred to me.
- That I should really learn to drive as soon as possible.
- It might be useful for the poor folks down in London to point out that we have car hire locations situated really close to some of the stations you might use regularly and that this might be worth mentioning to make travelling over the next few days a bit easier.
Here are some of our car hire locations in London which are situated close to tube stations
Phone: 0207 6190256
Phone: 0207 828 4099
Phone: 0207 6278768
There are Sixt branches spread throughout pretty much the whole of London so if you are interested in hiring a car but none of these locations suit then check out our London car hire page.
Obviously if you don’t drive, car hire isn’t an option and Transport For London are putting on a great range of additional services and giving advice on the best ways to get around the city.
However you choose to travel over the next few days, I just hope you, unlike me are able to do it without the accompanying thunderstorms!