A commuter has sued a rail firm after becoming so fed up with constant delays.
Seph Pochin took legal action against Greater Anglia after delays left him regularly late for work.
The 45-year-old ecologist relies on the operator’s service to travel about an hour from his home in Halesworth, Suffolk to his office in Ipswich.
Bailiffs have now been called in to take the firm’s property after it failed to pay the £350 a court awarded to Mr Pochin.
He said: ‘You have to take a guess at what time you will get home or to work.
‘It got to the point it was one journey back on a cold and rainy Friday evening where I was stuck for an hour in Woodbridge which is ten miles outside of Ipswich.
‘At that point the penny dropped and I thought this isn’t getting any better, something needs to be done. This can’t go on.’
Mr Pochin, who catches the 6.20am train every weekday morning, claims to have been held up 183 times in a year.
The problem became so bad that he started making notes of every delayed train, recording the results in a spreadsheet that he sent to Greater Anglia each month.
In court, he argued that the company had a responsibility to hit its advertised times.
He used the Consumer Rights Act 2016 to argue his case, leading Greater Anglia who initially defended the claim to agree to mediation.
In December, Norwich County Court ruled in his favour and the train operator was ordered to pay him £350.
But when the train operator failed to pay-up by February, Mr Pochin paid £77 for a warrant to be served on Greater Anglia to seize assets.
A Greater Anglia spokesperson said: ‘We are unable to comment about Seph Pochin’s legal case as legal proceedings are still ongoing.
‘The Norwich to Great Yarmouth line and Ipswich to Lowestoft line – which Mr Pochin travels on – are being upgraded by Network Rail in a £68 million scheme to replace signals and points to make the train service more reliable.
‘We are spending £1.4 billion on replacing every single train with brand new trains which will be longer, more reliable and have more seats.’