Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

On the road to…Peterborough (or not)

Posted in Great Britain, On the road..., Other general stuff about railways by Chairman Pip on 11 February 2012

While relegation is never a good thing in and of itself, because it leaves you open to all manner of humiliation from random gits who you hate and who hate you, dropping down to a different division gives you more opportunity to see those less glamourous outposts of the English game that you otherwise would have to hope get pulled out of the bag during a cup draw. Hence with this trip to the mighty Peterborough United.

Date: 11 February 2012
Stadium: London Road
Capacity: 15,314
Attendance: N/A
Away Section: Moy’s End
Score: Peterborough United P-P West Ham United
Nearest station: Peterborough
Local rozzers: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Total Travel Cost: £29.70p (1 x Off-Peak Day Return)

Rail journeys:
None, owing to what you’ll read later on.

Station to Stadium: As a consequence of the temperatures in and around East Anglia over the past few days being similar to those you would find during the day in a major Northern European city like Helsinki, and with London Road not having undersoil heating, there was little likelihood of the pitch not freezing in temperatures of -13 degrees C, and thus the game was postponed. Hence, given that I found this out just after I got up this morning, and took no train journey, I have no idea how easy or otherwise it is to get from the station to the stadium. So I’ll have to tell you that when I go to the game whenever it is rearranged for.

Anything else?: Couldn’t tell you, as I’ve not been there yet. I will say though that, having gotten myself all psyched up for the game, as well as planning to take a few pictures of the area around the long lost Broad Street on the way, it was a major bust not to go. So bugger really. Oh, not to mention the hassle of trying to get back the money I paid for the train in the first place.

Peterborough railway station



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  1. Claire said, on 12 February 2012 at 6:10 pm

    You-know-what biscuits! Good luck in getting your money back. I hope you can make it on the rescheduled date.

    I like the question-mark image you’ve used.

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