said the stranger on the platform.

“I think I’ll join you” I thought. Then I corrected myself: “To my bed obviously”.

A cold, wet, constant drizzle on a Wednesday morning and the 7:08 train hadn’t arrived. Nor had the 7:43 or the 8:43. In fact no trains had been seen in either direction since I arrived and it is now 9:08. I have been drizzled on for 2 hours continuous, the rain is running off my coat onto my legs and I am thoroughly pissed off. I’m going home.

So I am now in, in a change of clothes and warmed up via a nice cup of coffee. What was the hold up? According to the National Rail website there is a “PA system fault. No announcements until further notice.” Well that’s helpful. Where’s the trains?