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Why do station announcers have to make very important announcements just as a train is thundering through the station and drowning out the most important part of the message, namely the reason why your train is cancelled or running late. When the train goes through the station can't they stop the message and restart when the train has vanished into the distance or is it a case that they are so wrapped up in what they are saying they just ignore it.
On the rare occasions they get it right, you cant understand a word they say because the public address system makes them sound like they are yelling into a watering can with a peg on their nose.
Okay, so you missed the train and decide to go and purchase your ticket. That person at the ticket sales desk is having a bad day and is probably the same person that does the station announcements. Hes not really interested in helping you buy a ticket and would rather get back to that copy of The Sun. For a much more customer oriented experience, probably best to go and use the ticket machine old chap.
Where are all the rubbish bins? I can appreciate that with terrorism running rife in the country at the moment (ahem!), and that rubbish bins are prime candidates and need to be protected at all costs. What about the rest of us who have these overpriced used rail tickets to get rid off? I suppose one could always just donate them to the local doleys so they can cut them up and shove them in the end of their cigarettes.
As for public toilets in many rail stations, Id say dont go there, but in many cases you cant anyway because theyre closed either through vandalism or the station staff cant be bothered to open them. If you do find one open, chances are its usually a filthy cesspit and there's no chance of any loo roll. Very nice!