Home for Christmas

Well, I decided yesterday that I’d come home today. Did I look at the weather forecast before deciding? No.

So I woke up this morning, expecting the amount of snow and ice to be roughly the same as it’s been for the past few days – minimal.

How wrong was I?

Several inches must have fallen overnight, sometime between 0300 and 1000 UTC. Of course, this meant my train was about half an hour late getting into Haymarket, the start of the train’s journey being Edinburgh Waverley – a distance normally covered in about 4 minutes by train.

And now the overhead power lines have failed just outside Carlisle, so the train ahead of us has got stuck.

Oh the joys of rail travel.

EDIT: That’s 58 mins late leaving Carlisle. :(