Owen Barritt (hmmm_tea) wrote,
Owen Barritt

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

Ever Get That Feeling That Something's Missing When You Get Off The Train?

Last night on the way home, I arrived at Paddington to discover everything was delayed due to a car hitting a bridge at Hayes.

After a wait they finally added my stop to one of the Reading trains that was about to leave (doesn't normally stop here, but actually left about the same time as the one that normally would). They only announce the extra stops just before it left, so I ended up in the last carriage.

When we arrived at the station at home, I opened the train door to find a distinct lack of platform, just a drop down to track level. The platform itself started a few meters further up the train. Wasn't enough time to get further up the train to the platform so ended up going to Slough and getting First Great Western to pay for a Taxi back (after several questions along the lines of "Are you sure the doors opened?").
Tags: commuting, ineptness, langley, travel

  • News Just In From The Whitehouse

    It appears there's a bit of unrest amongst Whitehouse staff. Here's an interview with one of the President's closest aides: ( Direct Link) (…

  • Introducing More Pointless Pieces of Paper

    Michael Gove wants baccalaureate qualification for England The "English bac" would not replace GCSEs, but would be a certificate to reward pupils…

  • A Look At The Stars

    So, it's A-level results day today and so the news is filled with the usual stories of people arguing grade inflation. Only this year we get it more…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.