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Trains

Recently there seems to have been a buzz about the price of rail fares. The timing of this is a bit strange, because this is the first year that rail fares have not risen by any important amount. The previous

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Tales from public transport

A busy train is pulling into the station, a man attempts to stand up and walk through the people in the aisle… Man #1 “EXCUSE ME” (everyone ignores him) Man #1: “EXCUSE ME EXCUSE ME” Man #2:”…I’m getting off here

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Just when you thought London Midland couldn’t get any worse…

It wouldn’t be so bad if it was a one off, but the exact same thing happened about two months ago as well! What country is this again?

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32 degrees C

My main complaint with hot weather is my main complaint with almost anything that involves them: trains. My train adventure this evening went like this: 1. Leave work expecting to catch one of the two late running trains scheduled to

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Rail strikes

Oh, there’s no trains. WHAT A NOVELTY. WHAT WILL I DO. PROBABLY THE SAME THING I DO EVERY TIME THERE’S NO TRAINS. In all seriousness, I support their right to strike. National Rail takes huge amounts of money from me

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Trains

This morning: Train 1 cancelled Train 2 turns up with only 3 carriages, completely packed. About three people manage to get on. Train 3 turns up with 6, count them, 6, completely 100% empty carriages. But it doesn’t stop, because

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Why is it so hard to buy train tickets in this country?

I want to buy a season ticket. It should not be much to ask. The national rail website informs me when I enter my stations that season tickets are available for all short journeys and some longer journeys. This is

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