25 JULY 2022


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Article from BTNews 25 JULY 2022


A passenger on an overnight rail service from Scotland to London said he was left speechless after waking to find the train had not even left Glasgow, where he boarded.

Jim Metcalfe, who has been using the Caledonian Sleeper service for 15 years, posted on social media about the “bizarre” experience on Wednesday (20 July) morning.

“In 15 years of using this train, and through many bizarre twists and turns, this has to be strangest yet,” he tweeted. “Wake up, and the train never left Glasgow. It was just sat here all night, and now we have been thrown off it at 5.30am in the wrong city”.

It seems that whilst passengers were allowed to board the train they were not notified it had been cancelled.

Which reminds the Editor-in-Chief of a night sleeper journey to Carlisle which he had made many times.  The special coach was usually unhitched at that station in the early hours followed by breakfast served on board.

He woke up in daylight on the moving train, seemingly on its way to Glasgow.

The noise in the middle of the night was when the train broke down.  Engines were changed.

The Glasgow Express was running several hours late!

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