Okay, I know this won’t apply to a lot of you guys, and I don’t know if this is a problem to everyone in the UK, but this affects me every single say.
Because of new legislation train services are now fined if they run too late, which means they have to skip ‘minor’ stops to make it to their destination in time - a ‘minor’ stop includes where I get off for college. This means I arrive late to college almost every single day because the train arrives at my station late or I just get kicked off completely at a station it actually stops at. And this happens to almost every single person at my college.
This is something I would not normally be too annoyed about, because I understand they want to avoid fines. But it seems that every time it’s because of “signalling errors”, and this has been the case since I started college, and I don’t know how long before that. This is something that should not be happening every day and desperately needs to be sorted out because it does have an effect on my education. And along with the recent fare increase, we’re paying for a service that, at this point, I can only describe as unacceptable.