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