23.09.2006 21:27 GMT (53.4777,-2.231)

Weather UndergroundVirgin trains*

So close, so far away. Should have been in Manchester some time ago, but still standing on Bolton station, some 20 mins ride away. The train looses electricity and then gets it back again. We are told to get off the train and take the next one, but then everything seems to have been fixed and we are told to get on board again. And then we wait... Lights on, lights off...

Otherwise traveling with Virgin is OK. You can tilt your seat back slightly - if you are travelling in 1st class. You can also reserve a seat - if you do it three hours before the train departs from its first station. If you haven't, you can still see which seats are available on the train - if the system happens to be working...