...can I not have a trouble-free commute for a change?
I don't know what is going on. Regular readers [?? Ed:] will know of the times I have bemoaned the delays whilst commuting, especially on the Piccadilly Line. Nowadays I travel into town only about once a week. Last week my journey was affected by delays. Today there were severe delays on the Metropolitan due to signal failure at Baker Street which screwed up the line for about 5 hours. The notice on the LU website advised passengers to use a different line, not too helpful for my plan to go from beautiful Ruislip to Finchley Road for which only the Met is suitable. Fortunately the worst of it was over by the time I had to leave home and apart from a forced detraining at Harrow, the journeys to and fro were OK. But most days are trouble free. Why (oh why) do these problems hit on the very days that I choose to travel?