Tag Archives: commuting

I <3 ScotRail

22 Nov

Man, I never thought I’d see the day, but I have fallen in love with ScotRail.

Judy Frary loves ScotRail

Judy Frary loves ScotRail

They have been like my knight in shining armour recently. Especially today. Today I thought I was going to have an absolute mare. I thought I was going to miss the 08:48 service from Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane. I was waiting in queue for my large americano from Starbucks, and I could see the clock ticking by.

I placed my order at 08:43. There are several people waiting in front of me. I begin to get nervous.

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Public Transport!!

12 Oct

Recently, public transport has been good to me. I’ve conquered the buses, and the trains seem to be running to schedule. It’s been relatively stress free.

Until today. Today was an absolute mare of a morning. Absolute mare.

I run like the wind from my flat to Alexandra Parade station to catch the 08:23 train to Queen Street. I arrive just as the train is pulling away. Literally just as the doors have closed, and the train is departing the platform. No problem, I think. I still have 25 minutes before the 08:48 train from Queen Street to Larbert. Now that I’ve mastered the bus, I can get the bus in, it’ll only take 10 mins. I’ll still have plenty of time.

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I am the lord of the bus, said he

4 Oct

Just like Mark Corrigan, I too am the lord of the bus.

Buses in Glasgow scare the absolute crap out of me. The whole one way system and crazy routes combined with the fact that I still don’t know the names of any streets in town (What street is that? The one with Bamboo on it? No the one next to it. Oh right) makes the whole idea of getting a bus scary as. If I get the wrong bus, who knows where I could end up?! I don’t wanna be left wondering around some shady part of town with only my shitey Nokia phone for protection. Also, if I don’t know where I’m going, the whole stating your destination to your driver business a whole world of stress in itself. “Where to pal? OH GOD I DON’T KNOW!! The street with the sign on it, that’s next to Bamboo, but up one and round the corner”
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ScotRail are just full of disappointment

15 Sep

I joined the Advance Loyalty Club today, since I am a frequent user. I thought this would entitle me to super cheap discount tickets- score!

But no. NO. From what I can tell, they’re just gonna send me regular updates about ScotRail. I don’t want your shitey spam mail!! All I want from you is trains running to schedule, and cheap tickets!! Give me some cheap tickets!!

They said they will give me offers etc every so often, but I bet this is for one off journeys, not a daily commute.

I swear, ScotRail are bastards. If I get hunnerz of spam, I will cry. CRY.

I missed the train

14 Sep

But it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Ever. Do you know why?

Because I bumped into the man I’ve been in love with for FOUR YEARS!! And he gave me a hug AND a kiss. On the lips. Man, I have never been soooooooo happy! I was just like a giggly schoolgirl all over again.

Oh Barman, I still love you.

The miracle continues

8 Sep

The 08:48 train from Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane left the station on time, and arrived in Larbert early. I arrived in Larbert at 09:17, giving me a whole extra minute to walk to the office. I think ScotRail must be reading my blogs, and taking note!

Everything’s finally coming up Frary!!

Fucking ScotRail!!!

3 Sep

ScotRail make me want to shoot myself inthe face. They are the most useless train service ever. For some reason they save up all their shite for the 08:48 service from Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane. That train NEVER runs on time!!

Today it was cancelled!! CANCELLED!!! Just…cancelled!! How the fuck am I meant to get to work on time if you just cancel trains whenever you feel like it?! HOW?!?! Fucking ScotRail!! They even let us all get on, get all nice and cosy, before telling us it has been cancelled, so have to get off. They were TEASING us! Toying with our emotions!!

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