Back on the trains today, and currently heading north on a National Express train out of London, enjoying the free WiFi…
I arrived at King’s Cross to catch a train back up to the north of England and was horrified to find that the train was so full that the guard was actually recommending that people take a later train. I decided to take a later train… When I asked at the station help desk if they could ‘reward’ my action which helped reduce unsafe crowding on a train, I was basically told to ‘get lost’….
I caught the later train, and I have actually got a seat… wow! The only problem is the carriage is so old that there are no power points for laptops etc….
So, be warned. On National Express trains you may get free WiFi, but you won’t be thanked for helping the company with over-crowding, and you may end up in a carriage that is so old that there is nowhere to plug a laptop in.