Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Bus Report #93

I am back from the land of driving on the 'wrong' side of the road, double-decker buses, the Underground, British Rail and Scots Rail.
My trip was great. Since this is a public transit blog I won't talk about it, but if you want the details of the trip, call or write me!
Regarding the UK style public transit: I have nothing bad to say about it. Every bus we caught was more or less on time, the trains were comfortable and even the Lothian Buses in Edinburgh got us where we needed to go.

Most memorable ride:
The train to Glasgow was packed full of football clubs headed to the Scotland v. Italy game. It was 10 AM and they were drinking already, offering around their wine and whisky and singing their club songs. They were darling, at least on the morning ride.
The return train was full of exhausted, drunk, happy fans. They slept, snoring loudly. I talked with a Glaswegian named Alec who bore a striking resemblance to British-Look-Guy while the Teacher's Pet took a nap in the seat behind me. Some people argued politics, others smoked (now officially against the Scot Rail rules). We all poured out of the train at Waverley Station. Several people promptly threw up.

San Francisco bus reports will resume shortly...


Blogger Squirll said...

yea trip! boo to the smoky train (i got stuck in one of those from scottland once. it sucked.)

12:28 PM  
Blogger Shaun McDonald said...

You probably liked the buses in Edinburgh so much because you were only going from the city centre to an outskirt and back. As a resident I am trying to avoid the city centre because there are too many buses on some routes these days.

8:18 AM  

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