Sat 20 June 2009

Day 2

00:23 Falkirk Grahamston - London Euston (sleeper)
Operated by First ScotRail
Supplement cost £0.00
Reservation Coach L Berth 13
The ride was extremely smooth, with very little noise at any stage, however this was due to selecting a berth in the centre of the coach
Breakfast was either continental, cooked, or vegetarian
The continental breakfast was selected
This was served as the train passed Stafford at 05:45, although I had asked for it at Crewe, consisting of an apricot pastry, blueberry muffin, strawberry yoghurt, orange, juice, and a pot of tea
Departure was on time, with locomotive 67004
Locomotive from Edinburgh Waverley to London Euston was 90036
This service arrived in London Euston at 07:48, on time

This allows two hours to walk to London Liverpool Street

10:00 London Liverpool Street - Great Yarmouth
Operated by National Express East Anglia
Reservation Coach K Seat 01
Seat used was Coach K Seat 46
There are no power points in these coaches
Locomotive was 90008, with 47802 between Norwich and Great Yarmouth
The ride on this train was not very smooth, although I am unsure if this was due to it being the coach at the rear of the train next to the locomotive which was pushing the train
This service arrived in Great Yarmouth at 12:40

13:10 Great Yarmouth - London Liverpool Street
Operated by National Express East Anglia
Reservation Coach K Seat 01
The locomotive was 90008, with 47802 between Great Yarmouth and Norwich
This train terminated at Norwich, due to no staff available to take the train forward
The next train was due to be the 14:30 Norwich - London Liverpool Street
At the last moment, the train was substituted for 170293, departing Norwich at 14:00
There are power points for laptops on these trains (Turbostar Class 170)
This service arrived in London Liverpool Street at 16:04

This allows one hour to walk to London Euston

17:30 London Euston - Glasgow Central
Operated by Virgin Trains
Reservation Coach G Seat 01
This train was 390039
This train was 10 minutes late at Warrington due to slowing for track work in the Crewe area, then delayed a further 10 minutes at Preston due to a passenger being aprehended by British Transport Police
This service arrived in Glasgow Central at 22:25, 24 minutes late

This allows 20 minutes to walk to Glasgow Queen Street

22:51 Glasgow Queen Street - Falkirk Grahamston
Operated by First ScotRail
This service was operated by 170403
This service arrived at 23:25
Travel by private car from Falkirk Grahamston to home