As somebody pointed out in recent feedback, Connex has to compensate "regular customers" due to the number of late and cancelled trains. Their definition of a "regular customer" is "a customer who used a monthly, half yearly or yearly ticket on our train network" in the affected month. Now I would maintain that I'm a regular customer, and few could doubt that I feel I have been greatly inconvenienced by the delays and cancellations. But because I choose to buy five-packs of daily tickets I'm not a "regular cuustomer". Yet another weaselly worded piece of legislation from the biggest weasel of them all, presumably!
I'm on the 06:59 today and there are fewer cyclists. We arrive on time.
An unplanned purchase that is too big for the backpack leads me to be on the 17:27 instead of cycling home. For some reason it's departing from platform 12, so I barely get there on time - the passengers disgorging up the stairs do their damndest to stop people getting down those same stairs to catch the train. Fortunately there's not too many Games visitors on this one so it's not too bad. And it's pretty much on time too.