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  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 10:39:12
    On a train to Scotland today. Just left Kings Cross at expect to arrive at Edinburgh by 14.45. Just discovered there's free wifi so I can spend the whole journey on EG and iPlayer. Sweet...!

    And of course I'll be updating you all regularly with our progress throughout the day.

    Exciting!
  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 10:42:06
    Just a shame you'll be in Edinburgh at the end of the day.
  • smoothpete 17 Apr 2008 10:42:22 31,826 posts
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    Heading south to scotland with the morning sun to your north? ;)
  • Alastair 17 Apr 2008 10:42:26 16,405 posts
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    I'm jealous that you're going to Edinburgh - it's my favourite city.
    If you get the chance, pop in to the Concord fish bar on Home St (just up from Tollcross) and sample their chippy (brown) sauce. It's the best thing ever. My bro brought me a bottle back last week.

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  • lost_soul 17 Apr 2008 10:42:50 9,369 posts
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    Free Wifi on UK trains? I didn't know they did this.

    You have to pay for it on the trains over here :-(
  • Stickman 17 Apr 2008 10:44:02 29,664 posts
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    The National Express ones have it. Not sure about other services.

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  • LetsGo 17 Apr 2008 10:47:19 5,450 posts
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    Its ok but it can be really slow in certain areas.

    I think your find the iPlayer will be very hard to watch (unless you have downloaded the programmes before hand).
  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 10:48:52
    Alastair wrote:
    @boabg: Are you a Weegie?

    Yep :)
  • afghan_jones 17 Apr 2008 10:50:30 3,042 posts
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    I demand an EG style Live Text update!
  • Alastair 17 Apr 2008 10:50:47 16,405 posts
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    Never lived in Glasgow so can't really comment, but I loved it in Edinburgh as a student.
  • Tiger_Walts 17 Apr 2008 10:56:26 16,629 posts
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    How long do you think it is before MrED209 realizes that he's connected to the internet via 3G and not WiFi and has clocked up a stonking phone bill?

    ;)

    I knew WiFi was coming to the trains but they never told anyone when they did it.

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  • Alastair 17 Apr 2008 10:57:11 16,405 posts
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    Have you got to Peterborough yet?
  • Stickman 17 Apr 2008 10:58:49 29,664 posts
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    If you have, shit out the window. Hateful place.

    Actually, save it for Grantham.

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  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 11:03:31
    smoothpete wrote:
    Heading south to scotland with the morning sun to your north? ;)
    Errrrr NO.

    Heading up the west coast to Edinburgh, with Newcastle behind us and Dublin just visible out the window to the right over the Irish sea.

    Obviously.
  • Popzeus 17 Apr 2008 11:08:10 8,427 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    Never lived in Glasgow so can't really comment, but I loved it in Edinburgh as a student.

    +1

    MrED209, this thread needs more catty remarks about your fellow passengers and the annoying things they are doing / awful things they are wearing.

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  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 11:08:52
    Tiger_Walts wrote:
    How long do you think it is before MrED209 realizes that he's connected to the internet via 3G and not WiFi and has clocked up a stonking phone bill?

    ;)

    I knew WiFi was coming to the trains but they never told anyone when they did it.
    Nah it's definitely WiFi ;) I don't have 3G...

    It's National Express, and the free WiFi is a new thing I think. Already the ginger haired almost-skinhead multiple-piercing Scots hardman sitting opposite me has had an eppy fit at the ticket collectors because he only had a print out of his ticket confirmation, not any actual tickets. He claimed the call centre said that would be fine. The ticket collector disagreed. He got away with it eventually, after playing the "Grandmother's Funeral" wild card...

    Then I got my laptop out and moments later he angrily collected all his stuff and fucked off to another carriage. Ha ha. Must have been the fisting porn I loaded up.
  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 11:11:49
    :D
  • Whizzo 17 Apr 2008 11:12:23 43,352 posts
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    Maybe his granny died in a freak fisting accident you heartless bastard!

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  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 11:12:59
    Fisting an old ginger woman to death FTL.
  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 11:13:12
    Woohoo Peterborough!

    This is so exciting.
  • Pirotic Moderator 17 Apr 2008 11:16:01 20,647 posts
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    I'm up in Edinburgh at the moment (working, but it's a nice lazy relaxing day today as half the staff here at on hols now). Will you be anywhere near greenside row?
  • Hunam 17 Apr 2008 11:16:28 20,674 posts
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    Have you not got a game to play or something?
  • smoothpete 17 Apr 2008 11:19:33 31,826 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Heading south to scotland with the morning sun to your north? ;)
    Errrrr NO.

    Heading up the west coast to Edinburgh, with Newcastle behind us and Dublin just visible out the window to the right over the Irish sea.

    Obviously.
    :)
  • DaM 17 Apr 2008 11:23:26 13,529 posts
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    One of my wife's friends has acquired for free a couple of free first class tickets for "The East Coast Line", which she has offered to us.

    So, from Glasgow (or Edinburgh obviously), where should we go to for a dirty evening away?
  • ram 17 Apr 2008 11:23:50 3,488 posts
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    I got the train to Edinburgh and back 2 weeks ago to do a bit of mountain biking in Glentress (which was amazing) Are you going the inland route or do you go via Berwick on Tweed? It's beautiful that coastal route. One side the highlands the other the sea. Prefer it to the plane, less hassle and more relaxing.

    Got one way tickets for Edinburgh - London in June, £24.50! Bargain
  • Deleted user 17 April 2008 11:23:56
    Pirotic wrote:
    I'm up in Edinburgh at the moment (working, but it's a nice lazy relaxing day today as half the staff here at on hols now). Will you be anywhere near greenside row?
    Staying in Leith tonight and tomorrow, then off to Glasgow Saturday morning to have lunch with mum and brother, getting pissed in Glasgow that night with old friends, then back to Edinburgh on Sunday, London on Monday...

    I've got my DS but not in the mood right now. A small child and it's mother have taken the place of Angry Ginger Scotsman. She's feeding it croissants which are mostly ending up on it's face rather than it's gob, and it's dropping it's toy cars on the floor. The vaguely attractive brunette that's sitting next to me is asleep. Apparently.

    And no, no pics :p
  • Dougs 17 Apr 2008 11:26:59 69,496 posts
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    I thought you still had to pay for the wifi? Must've changed I guess.

    Asleep, yeah right.
  • S.J.Rogers 17 Apr 2008 11:34:51 3,557 posts
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    Any new news, its been 10 mins.

    I need to know, i am bored...!
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