A dose of reality

Just back in England after a trip by train to Tallinn via Berlin and Warsaw. Faultless journey at every point, until now. National Rail have decided that we have no business travelling when they don’t want us to, and have shut the railway between Three Bridges and Brighton. So my welcome home is a 45 minute bus ride with loads of luggage and two exhausted kids.

Britain’s railways: the envy of the world (except every other country in Europe).