And no, I'm not talking about the RMT.
What on earth have the morons at London Underground done with Bank/Monument?
Until this morning, my trip to and from work was completely unaffected by the escalator works at Bank.
On the way there, I would take the DLR to Bank and then take two escalators up to the Waterloo and City Line. On the way back, I would avoid the W&C as there was no easy way back down to the DLR. Instead, I would take the District line from Blackfriars to Monument, take the escalators down to the Northern Line and then follow the handily placed stairs straight down to the DLR. Completely painless.
Imagine my outrage when I alighted at Monument this evening. I was prevented - by Tube staff, backed up by a menacing police presence in the background - from taking the short stroll from the District platforms to the Northern Line.
Instead, I was forced to leave Monument, walk to Bank and then re-enter the system. I thought the queues to enter Bank were bad until I reached the Northern Line platform, where I had to queue to get on to the platform.
Of course, I was at the wrong end now so had to walk two-thirds of the full length to reach the DLR stairs.
What an utter farce.