He made it to Llandudno and back on the Saturday and even to Winchester on Bank Holiday Monday.
Travelcards and cheap day return tickets are valid all day but no one told the person who wrote the software for the self-service ticket machines so to get the cheap ticket and the discount requires the assistance of someone in a booking office. What a spiffing wheeze of Transport for London and others to want to close them all!
I leave Waterloo eighty five minutes after leaving Northampton with time to buy a cup of Costalot coffee. The train takes the normal direct route via Wimbledon and a leisurely sixty two minutes for the forty seven miles to Basingstoke (a word that teems with hidden meaning - W.S. Gilbert) where an announcement informs us where to find Sir Brian's replacement bus for the onward journey to Winchester. As a prelude to the bus running day we tour the lanes of Hampshire to find Micheldever station where, unlike Adeslstrop, someone left. Note:- Micheldever should be added to the "Stations not very near the place they are named after" list.
See "Fastlink Falters? - First Follows " (read again) and "Fastlink Falters? - First Follows " (read again).
First launches its competitive response to the Fastlink service this weekend. It runs via the Clydeside Expressway and Partick i.e. NOT via Fastlink. Some Streetlites have been adorned by, arguably, a rather "ordinary" livery variant.
A weary fbb cobbled this blog together upon return from his Paris trip yesterday evening, so apologies for its limitations. Normality should return tomorrow.