Travelling back up north today was a nightmare. Definately not the most quickest or straight-forward of trips I’ve done on the train.
The whole episode started at Rugby where I was expecting to catch the 12.42 train to Crewe, but then shortly found out that this train had been cancelled due to a smashed windscreen – I do hope the driver and everyone onboard was OK.
After waiting for an hour for the next train to arrive, there was a fair back-log of people waiting to board and so I found the carriages pretty well full and so with no spare seats had to stand all the way to Rugeley.
After making the change at Stoke on Trent for Manchester, I then found out that there was a football match on, with notices of allowing more time for travelling! The Metrolink was absolutely heaving and had to wait for the third one to come along before I could even attempt to try and squeeze on, which I did, and made the journey being squashed like a sardine.