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Doctor Buys Train Ticket To Nowhere

by | 27th, December 2007

great-western.jpgYOU pay your money, you take your chances. So goes the motto of First Great Western, the train company where thanks to a lack of competition First is also Second and Last.

Sadly, Pamela Thompson, from Tuckenhay, was unaware of the system. And when she bought her son and his partner return tickets from London to Totnes, Devon, she did so in the belief that what it said on the ticket bore a link to reality.

It has come to pass that the train service he has a ticket for does not exist. And, as is the way of First Great Western, the ‘customer’ has nonetheless paid for the experience.

“I’m extremely angry,” says Mrs Thompson. “My son is a hospital doctor and has to be back as there are always a shortage of doctors around the holidays.”

But not in Totnes…



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