It has not been a good day so far and it seems I have chosen the right day to stay in! The tragic helicopter crash in Gillingham last night has caused multiple road closures in the area, which has severely affected services. The X2, as I type is still not serving Gillingham and is diverted and experiencing severe delays - bet there are a few unusual vehicles on it today though! Anglian's 81 from Beccles to Yarmouth is suspended, and the 80 is only running from Diss to Broome. The Acle straight was closed earlier due to a RTC, and that meant the X1 and 7 were severely disrupted, with knock on effects to the 61. Add that to the report that the "short set" failed this morning and it has not been good.
Looking at the various twitter and web updates it appears First Lowestoft really excelled themselves this morning getting the X2 running so well done to them. Anglian are constantly updating their website news feed too. What with the chaos in Lowestoft on Wednesday with the bridge works I think a lot of transport managers will need their weekend off this week.
Obviously thoughts are with the families of those killed in the helicopter crash but I can't help thinking had 4 people been killed in a car crash the roads would have been open as soon as possible and not nearly the same amount of caution and investigation would have taken place. Maybe it's me being churlish but do fatalities involving light aircraft cause far more disruption than necessary? Just my not so humble opinion.