A Week of Commuting

So today ends my first week of my Manchester based job at Fred Aldous. Currently this means I’ve been commuting to and from Manchester every day.

Currently my journey goes

  • My House
  • Burley Park
  • Leeds train station
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Starbucks
  • Short walk

And of course the reverse!

So far it’s been difficult to get a seat but I don’t mind standing since it is some form of exercise :-P

Anyway, what really annoys me is when a train arrives at a station and people gravitate towards the doors.

They do it in such a way so that it makes it difficult for people to get off. Which aside from being a pain in the arse do them, the moment there is a gap people start piling on, and of course at peak times there is always a person or two stuck in the aisle trying to get off whilst people are piling on the train.

Inevitably this causes delays as the piling on lot have to stop and clear a route for those getting off to get off.

/Begin Rant/
Why can’t people just take a step or to back and not be in such a rush! If you let people get off and just give everyone some space. I’m sure it will be better for everyone involved and potentially help keep the trains on time at these peak times!
/End Rant/

Anyway my first week hasn’t been to bad. But more on my new job in another post. Currently standing on a train! Trying to publish this blog post in the little windows of coverage I get! And we appear to be following a slow moving train!

Comments (1)

  1. 11:08, 14th March, 2013Daniel Carlyon (@DanCarlyon)  / Reply

    “people gravitate towards the doors” welcome to my world brother ;)

    I have the same issues on merseyfail (i mean merseyrail) but overall it’s not completely bad, i haven’t moaned about the train half as much as i thought i would, the main driving factor for me not minding the train is the fact i am saving my self approx. £400 a month by not having to pay an extortionate amount on my car insurance, as the car is now off the road for good, or until(if) i replace it.

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