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We decided to take the train from London to Glasgow on our whirlwind UK vacation. I had booked my tickets on Virgin through raileasy.com and picked them up from Victoria Station (we were in the neighborhood) the day before the trip, which made things super easy. I had booked us airline-style seats because I didn't want to have any awkward interactions with strangers at the shared tables. To my...more
Sunday morning early train up to Glasgow at 8.30am, was pretty peaceful, until we got to Preston. Then all hell broke loose and also the need to use extra special hearing to hear what the scottish driver (they must have switched) was saying.
But let's talk about Preston. No, not that silly dude from Celebrity Big Brother ages ago, who married Chantelle something, who was a Jordan wannabe and...more
Second class is a cluster, with people taking over reserved seats without so much as a thought. It was a mess.
First class, however, is worth the upgrade, especially if you snag a good advance purchase deal. Travellers respect their own seat reservations! Full hot breakfast and dinners on offer, or, if you take a midday service like I did, light meals and snacks are complimentary throughout...more
Why Virgin. WHY? WTF.
I had a reservation + e-ticket for my train from London to Glasgow. I'm getting my affairs in order Sunday evening and realize that I MUST print my e-ticket and bring it to the station.
What? really? C'mon. There are NO ticketing stations/machines where I can print my ticket? Bogus.
From website: e-tickets (self-print)
Quote: 'You can make a bike reservation when you buy your ticket by calling 08719 774 222. Calls cost 10ppm from a BT landline.'
That's right, you can't book your bicycle online so you have to pay to speak to some very slow telephone operator who repeats everything you say at snail pace to check he has got it correct racking up those chargeable minutes. He then informs you that they can only...more