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#SouthernFail The Musical makes a song and dance over trains

Inside Croydon

The appalling poor service suffered by commuters who have to use Southern Rail is about to be turned into a stage musical. Reporting by JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, and BELLA BARTOCK, arts editor

With A Song In His Heart: Mark Brailsford. Photo by Summer Dean

The possible musical numbers that could be included in a musical about the dysfunctional railway service offered by Govia Thameslink Railways on the Southern network are manifold.

For instance, there’s the old Squeeze favourite, Up The Junction, for rail users who know that their day’s been ruined, usually by delays near Clapham Junction.

There’s The Wheels On The (Replacement) Bus Go Round and Round, a real winner with younger members of the audience, less popular with their parents.

There’s the Beatles Ticket To Ride (just no train to take you).

And of course there’s the timeless Abba hit, Waterloo. Although we believe…

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