Late running bus caused me to miss my train!

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Even though I thought I had allowed myself enough time, an unexpected diversion caused my bus to the station to be rather late (our station is a combined bus and train station) and by the time the driver was pulling into the bus bay to let us alight, I could see my train pulling away! :banghead: :mad:

Why can't there be a system in place for these kind of situations where the bus driver has a walkie talkie where if the train is only just starting to pull away from the platform, he radios through to the train driver for them to bring the train to a stop for so I can board it or if it has already cleared the platform, asks the train driver to reverse the train back to the platform allowing me to board it? The bus drivers would equipped crowbars so they could escorts me to the train and pry the doors open for me without any need for intervention from the onboard conductors.

It's no wonder public transportation in this country is the epitomy of a joke! :unimpressed:
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Why can't there be a system in place for these kind of situations where the bus driver has a walkie talkie where if the train is only just starting to pull away from the platform, he radios through to the train driver for them to bring the train to a stop
...because then people relying on that train to be on-time (and subsequent trains behind) will be moaning about late-running too.
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It'll be to do with the companies involved having little or no affiliation with one another........
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Why can't there be a system in place for these kind of situations where the bus driver has a walkie talkie where if the train is only just starting to pull away from the platform, he radios through to the train driver for them to bring the train to a stop for so I can board it or if it has already cleared the platform, asks the train driver to reverse the train back to the platform allowing me to board it? The bus drivers would equipped crowbars so they could escorts me to the train and pry the doors open for me without any need for intervention from the onboard conductors.
This used to happen back in the good old British Rail days. I remember coming back from London once on a late train and the guard phoning ahead to delay a connecting train for a lady in our carriage. He went on to announce that this on the intercom for anyone else.

A lovely story but I wouldn't go back to those days. BR was absolutely terrible compared to today. Anyway - if the train had been delayed for you this thread would be full of people like you complaining that someone on a bus that was late made them late for a meeting because the train was held until the bus arrived.
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