Go Back   Computer Forums > Welcome To Computer Forums .org > Social Lounge | Off Topic
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2007, 07:06 PM   #21
muz
Golden Master
 
muz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,928
Default Re: Virgin suck

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raffaz View Post
Its quicker on the train, i can chill out on the train and study, its cheaper etc
if wher going that far i would get on the train , i dont drive but i know a long car journey can be tiring as a pasenger so as a drive it would be tiring all that concentrating ,
saying that last year my grandad drove manchester to barnstaple north devon which must be about 260miles in one day the whole journey took nearly 8 hours cos we took the back roads as well and then took me back 2 weeks later another 8 hours oh and they do that every single christmas and most easters and a few other times , maybe 3-4 times a year
i would have took the motorway and drove overnight cos you can get some serious speed and do some distance and moost the time if the police catch you doin like 90 at night when it is quiet as hell they dont actually care that much as long as they get the impression you are "safe" at them speeds and aren't tired or anything

but saying that he is a bus/coach driver so he is obviously used to driving long distance and they have a big car
__________________

__________________
Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb
Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
muz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2007, 08:28 PM   #22
Golden Master
 
Thelis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,410
Send a message via AIM to Thelis Send a message via MSN to Thelis Send a message via Yahoo to Thelis
Default Re: Virgin suck

Haha, my dad drove us to Florida, which is 1,104 miles away. It took him 24 hours, with breaks and all. He does that at least 2 times a year.
__________________

Thelis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 04:02 AM   #23
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Default Re: Virgin suck

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelis View Post
So, it's difficult driving down there? I mean, I don't see the point of taking the train when you can drive.
The roads were flooded up to four feet in places even 4x4's, that's why.
Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 06:18 AM   #24
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: Virgin suck

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelis View Post
Haha, my dad drove us to Florida, which is 1,104 miles away. It took him 24 hours, with breaks and all. He does that at least 2 times a year.
Why dont ya fly?
Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 07:12 AM   #25
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,153
Send a message via MSN to DannyBoy
Default Re: Virgin suck

Ye Raffaz I agree that going on a Train is alot more relaxing then driving down here.
DannyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 07:33 AM   #26
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Default Re: Virgin suck

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raffaz View Post
Why dont ya fly?
I have friends in Canada & twice a year mother & daughter drive down to Vegas & back, staying four nights & visiting most of the casinos along the strip, they rarely win much, but they don't care, they say the trip is well worth it & they wouldn't dream of flying, although they have plenty of money.
Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #27
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: Virgin suck

Ah, unlucky mate..

I have used Virgin Trains countless times, through megatrain though. I only really go to Scotland and London on the train, and to get to Scotland, via megatrain, it's like 3 return if you book it early enough.

But the times I have used Virgin Trains, they have been fantastic, sometimes late, but really good.

Unlucky though, you just got a bad day, weather wise..
joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 02:53 PM   #28
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: Virgin suck

Quote:
Originally Posted by joxley1990 View Post
Ah, unlucky mate..

I have used Virgin Trains countless times, through megatrain though. I only really go to Scotland and London on the train, and to get to Scotland, via megatrain, it's like 3 return if you book it early enough.

But the times I have used Virgin Trains, they have been fantastic, sometimes late, but really good.

Unlucky though, you just got a bad day, weather wise..
Yeah mate, i understand its not their fault, and all services where in the same position. Im just annoyed at their lack of alternative transport, no buses put on etc. I expected better from a company like them.
Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 02:56 PM   #29
Golden Master
 
joxley1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,846
Send a message via AIM to joxley1990 Send a message via MSN to joxley1990
Default Re: Virgin suck

Yeah that's fair enough, however, if they did provide a bus or something, then people could argue that they could of just ran the train, because surely the bus would of been as risky as running the train.. I'm not sure..
joxley1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 02:59 PM   #30
Golden Master
 
Raffaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,798
Send a message via AIM to Raffaz Send a message via MSN to Raffaz Send a message via Yahoo to Raffaz
Default Re: Virgin suck

Not really sure about that one. Although i did get told by the information people in Newcastle that leeds station was waterlogged. Thats why the trains had to stop at York. I dont know how bad the roads where tho.
__________________

Raffaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0