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The trains, the trains...

I never realized just how *interesting* it would be to commute by train. ^^

This morning, we had one hell of a snowstorm. Only made it to the train station by driving more or less at walking speeds. Snow everywhere, with large drifts right across the road.

So, of course, the entire train system breaks down. I get to the station, park my car, then fight my way to the platform through the wind and there I read: "trains delayed up to 80 minutes". O.o 80 minutes? Okaaay... However, since today I'm attired in proper winter wear (thick thermal trousers over my normal ones, my thick down coat, gloves, boots and woolen hat), I wander on through to my platform. I was just thinking that I'd see what I could see.

And what I saw was a sign saying that a train heading for Munich was supposed to show up soon. So I waited.

Then the train came in, almost at the time that my usual train arrives. I get on, after making sure that it stops at my change-over point. I say to the conductor, oh, it's great that you're so on time. And he says, sorry, we're not the 8:52 train, we're the *7:52* train! >.> It was an hour late... It seems that my regular train hadn't even left it's starting point yet.

I didn't mind. It got me to work on time. ^^

Returning home in the evening went better. There are still some delays, but only 5-10 minutes or so...

Hm... I think I need a snow/train icon now... ^^

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sphinxofthenile
Feb. 15th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Egads. That sounds pretty hellish. We got some major snowfall over here too, but the inner city got cleared pretty fast so I was only slightly late for class. But commuting in winter... definitely the worst part of the year.
ravensilver
Feb. 16th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
It was the worst! Ok, we have snow every year. But not snow*storms* like this. This one was bad... But, on the other hand, I was glad I didn't have to *drive* in this weather. I much prefer letting someone else do it for me... ^^
sphinxofthenile
Feb. 17th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, at least the train is much safer. I just hope the weather backs down soon, I want my spring. *pouts*
clarelondon
Feb. 16th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
*waves wildly*
Hi my dear and thanks for the LJ-gift! I sent you an e-card at xmas but it never reached you, so I was starting to worry :)

Snow and public transport - a fabulous combination :)
*hugs*
ravensilver
Feb. 16th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
*HUGHUG*

You did? O.o I think my anti-virus program ate it... >.< It does that from time to time. I keep trying to dig everything out of the *two* spam folders that I have, but sometimes I miss something... ;___;

My pleasure! ^____^ <3 <3 <3

Oh yes. Even this morning they had delays. Some of the connections further south, nearer the Alps, are still inaccessable. But at least mine came on time this morning. ^^ Still, better than having to *drive* through all that chaos. I think there were more than 120 accidents just down south here yesterday...

*throws confetti* It's carneval time!!! ~.~:~'~*~.~*~:~'~
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