On Friday I am travelling from Annan in South West Scotland to GLasgow before getting the train on to Falkirk. Annan to Glasgow is served by the Nith Valley rail line – an erratically appearing train service. Accordingly, as I need to get back that night I visited National Rail Enquiries to discover the times of trains leaving Annan in the early evening. I clicked the box for a direct service and my journey results are given below simply cutting and pasting what appears on screen.
OUTWARD JOURNEY from Annan (ANN) to Glasgow Central (GLC)
Outward: Friday 27 June, 2008 + 1 day
Please Note: Outward journeys 2 and 3 below require the purchase of more than 1 ticket, as the journeys cannot be completed with a single ticket.
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Leg 1 of 5
|Travel By:||Train (Retail Service ID: NT080400)|
|Train Company:||Northern Rail service from Newcastle to Stranraer|
|Seating Class:||Standard Class|
|Cycle Policy:||Train has a cycle policy|
Leg 2 of 5
Leg 3 of 5
Leg 4 of 5
Leg 5 of 5 Walk
Total Journey Duration: 3:15 hr
So did you get that?
First I get the train to Kilmarnock, change there and get the train to Glasgow Central, then I am instructed to get the train from Central to Partick, then Partick to Queen Street, and then I am instructed to walk to Glasgow Central which I left 40 minutes before, and that’s journey’s end.
Later on I’m enquiring how to get to my bathroom from my bedroom and fully expect to get a three or four legged trip requiring me to detour via the moon.