My train left early

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My train to Leeds left five minutes early from Long Preston station a couple of weeks ago.

I was lucky, I turned up ten minutes early, so had a five minute wait.

But it must have really annoyed the rail replacement service passengers who were delivered by bus two minutes later thinking they had three minutes to spare.

Thank goodness my family had seen me off on foot were able to let them know so the bus driver could whisk them off to meet the train at Skipton.

Long Preston station has no attendant and no clocks.

When I asked the guard what time we were supposed to have left Long Preston he freely admitted we’d left early. He told me how they get a lot of complaints for running behind time.

I said they’d get a lot more complaints if all the trains were early than if they were late.