Had to go to a meeting in Milton Keynes yesterday. This is a one hour drive. For relaxation and to read/prepare I took the train. Blogging your rail sagas is so dull but it does make you feel better. You need to know that Leamington to Coventry is an 11 minute rail journey but there are no local trains. You catch the train from Bournemouth to Edinburgh and go one stop.
Here's the plan I had:
Walk to station in Leamington
9.11 to Coventry (arrive 9.22)
9.50 to Milton Keynes (arrive 10.22)
Meeting ends 4.00 latest
16.10 to Coventry (arrive 16.44)
17.24 to Leamington Spa (arrive 17.36)
Walk to station in Leamington (successfully achieved)
9.11 to Coventry left at 9.26 (arrived 9.37 - delayed by another train in Banbury)
9.50 to Milton Keynes (arrive 10.22) (punctual)
Meeting 11.00 (happened)
Meeting ends 4.00 latest (overran by fifteen minutes)
17.11 to Coventry (arrive 17.44) (punctual)
18.24 to Leamington Spa (arrive 18.36) (43 minutes late, left at 19.07 arived at 19.25 - delayed by late arriving rolling stock in Edinburgh)
Walk home (successfully accomplished)
Of course if the previous Edinburgh - Bournemouth train had been just a bit late I could have caught that instead of having a 40 minute wait at Coventry already built into the schedule but of course that one had been punctual.
Thank you. I feel better now. Will seek after some truth later.