Passenger ends up in train depot after not being woken on Sleeper service [Scotland on Sunday]





Date: 28/06/2020

Passengers have been turfed off the Caledonian Sleeper hours early or found themselves in a depot after not being woken on arrival at their destination, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. One unlucky traveller arrived in Motherwell at 5am on 4 June because the train from London was running two hours ahead of time, only to find themselves trapped inside a locked station. Other passengers have complained of being dumped at Edinburgh Waverley at 4am 90 minutes early.


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Passenger ends up in train depot after not being woken on Sleeper service

Scotland on Sunday

Passengers have been turfed off the Caledonian Sleeper hours early or found themselves in a depot after not being woken on arrival at their destination, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

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Locomotive 90021, still in EWS ScotRail livery, stands at Euston platform 15 on 10th February 2015 just after bringing in the empty stock of the Lowland Caledonian Sleeper.
Location: Euston
Company: London and Birmingham Railway
10/02/2015 Colin McDonald
86101 in Caledonian Sleeper livery having been called into frontline service to work the Lowland Sleeper on 15 August 2015. The train is seen here standing at Preston at just after 3am and will leave shortly following a driver changeover.
Location: Preston
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Company: Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
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