An "interesting" journey in today. I walked from Charing Cross to Embankment Station as usual, only to find that the Bakerloo line was suspended - defective train at Oxford Circus. Bah. Switch to plan B - Northern then Central Lines, as Marble Arch is as close to the office as Edgware Road.
Northern Line was fine, Central Line train pulled in at TCR as I was coming down the stairs, but got it, so rah!
Then we got to Bond Street, and the doors didn't open. The driver came on the PA to say that he couldn't get the doors open. The ventilation system went silent. "Ah, he's rebooting the train", I thought. [not sure if Central Line trains need this, but I'm told that some trains on the big railway do so, partly because some systems are running on Windows 98. Digression.]
But this didn't seem to be the case. He repeated the apology, then said that they were going to open the doors manually. What this turned out to mean was that the station staff opened one set of doors on each coach, and we all got off, because the train was now "defective". Fortunately it was less defective than the Bakerloo Line's train as at least this one could move and therefore get itself out of the way.
Although things are usually far less "interesting" than this, and long may it stay that way.