27 June 2008

Train in vain?

Scottish commuters on a new rail line from Alloa to Stirling have been enjoying the 8 minute journey between the two stations, but have been less impressed by sometimes having to wait 20 minutes at the end due to a lack of ticket machines.  There is no ticket machine at Alloa, and the journey's so short that the train's conductor simply hasn't the time to sell everyone on board a ticket, so long queues form at Stirling to purchase tickets to avoid the penalty for travelling without paying.  If it takes that long, wouldn't it be easier to walk instead?
- Source: The Scotsman, 29 May 2008 

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