I did the football five dayer on public transport this week. It was a fairly crap experience which I am looking to refine. Thought it might be a neat idea to start a good ol’ moaning thread about crap travel experiences. We travel, and we’re articulate moaners. Potential forum gold, I reckon.
Anyways, onto my gripes.
Waterside. What a ballache. I’d planned to get the ferry over, then taxi it over to the venue, but me ma was graceful enough to take me door-to-door. 5.6 miles. 33 minutes. I stuck Google Maps on for my mum and she got back okay, but I was worried, and delighted I discovered my brah from another ma (literally) had a spare spot in his car. Sort them out, Southampton and New Forest councils.
This may be archaic one; I don’t know if it is current, but Southampton Airport used to have an exclusivitity arrangement with a specific taxi firm that once tried to charge me 20 quid to get to the Flower Estates from the airport. Cheeky fuckers. pap’s top tip is to use the bus service they lay on for students. Runs every 20 minutes. Two quid.
Finally, for now, London Euston, the runt of the major station litter. Fuck me, it’s a hole. I’ve been in and out of that place loads this year, and it’s basically a counterproductive “fuck you” to the North West. Part of it is always clad in scaffolding. Featuring a cramped concourse, and a half mile walk to any fucking train, I really dislike the place, and some of the stations it serves shit all over it.