A prankster has set up a website mocking South Western Railway with a fake shop

A prankster has set up a website mocking South Western Railway with a fake shop - where customers are told to expect delays with every order.

Lee Allen set up South Western Failway "inspired by SWR's consistently sub-par service" because his commutes are constantly delayed. The website coincides with the 27-day RMT strike on the SWR network throughout December over the future role of train guards.


The 27-year-old creative, who works at an ad agency, lives in Surbiton, south west London, and estimates he's been late to work more than 100 times because of the South Western Railway service, before the strike even began.

The parody store offers a variety of goods, including "Failextric - the game nobody wants to play this Christmas", "Delayonaise - leaves a bad taste in your mouth", and the "South Western Failway bowling ball - strikes guaranteed".

Other products include sardines, and a 'not so instant noodles' that take up to one hour to cook. The website about section provides some insight into why it was created.

It says: "After another year of disruption, delays and disappointment, topped off by a 27-day strike over Christmas, it's become apparent we have no idea how to run a train service.

"So with an extended Christmas break ahead of us, we've turned our attention elsewhere... introducing: the South Western Failway store."


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