Pointless in Waverley
GNER nearing Embra, dead on time, suddenly stopped. 'Ding Dong. Regret to inform.....Points ahead not working. Keep you informed' Ten minutes later' Ding Dong. Apologies. Points not working rescue train
on its way with engineers. Will be there in ten minutes' Ten minutes later' Ding Dong. usual preamble. Rescue train nearing faulty points (We are 2 minutes out of Waverley Street)Will be there in less than ten minutes' Ten Minutes later 'Ding Dong Rescure train arrived. keep you informed plus long list of connecting services from Edinburgh timed about two hours ahead. Thirty seconds later train started up again. No explanation. No further apology and no sign of any rescue train on our way into the station.Little Play:
Rescue Engineer: What seems to be the problem?
Chap in Charge of Points: They are stuck. Look. Pushes thing. Nothing happens
RE Have you tried pressing that yellow button? It is your state of the art Rebooting, Failsafe, thing?
CICOP What Yellow Button?
RE THe one on that panel there marked 'Yellow Button'
CICOP Oh That
Yellow Button. Is that what it is for. I thought it might be something to do with the election-electronic voting-and I dursn't touch it-Yellow is the SNP colours and I am no voting for them wasters
RE Don't worry. Elections over. Just press it
CICOP Gosh Points working. Those 42 trains can now go through Thanks.
RE Nae bother. But one at a time please. Have a nice week end