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  • While I accept that there are many problems with the UK's rail system that a lick of paint (one of the few good things to come out of privatisation) can't fix, the system is in dire need of a few billion quid...

    Yesterday my other half checked with the dynamic live train running system to check if her train was on time, the system interestingly had the train running on time, except that the details page showed that it had arrived on time at stations in the future. When she got to the station, it was of course delayed, even though the live details said it wasn't. Naturally there was no explanation or useful eta of the service.

    On our way home (an 8 minute train ride) our train was 40 minutes late - with no explanation. Another train going to London was delayed indefinitely until they could find a driver.....

    Our village has station has bomb warnings every 15 minutes in English, French and German, even though it's unmanned most of the day and there isn't anyone to remove suspicious packages!

    We have had the wrong kind of snow, leaves on the line, incomprehensible pricing systems, obtuse rules, and more chaos than I thought it was possible to have. I am now waiting for the wrong kind of air slowing the trains down....

    Come back BR all is forgiven.........

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