Today we had commuter chaos, yet again, as passengers were hit with train cancellations. South Western Railway cancelled hundreds of trains between Surbiton and London Waterloo (the UK's busiest railway station) because of overrunning engineering works.
To advise people to 'not travel' is simply not good enough. Key NHS staff will not be able to get to clinics and hospitals, and teachers are late for school. The knock-on effects extend far beyond the station barriers.