A passenger on a sleepy train from Glasgow to London woke up to find that he had never left the station.
Jim Metcalfe tweeted that he was woken up at 5:30 am by a friendly employee who said he didn’t move.
Trains across the UK were subject to cancellations as temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit on rail lines.
One passenger spent the night on a sleeping train and woke up hours later to find that he had never left the station.
Jim Metcalfe chirp He boarded the Caledonian Slipper in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday night, and was expecting to wake up the next morning in London.
To his surprise, he said he woke up at 5:30 to realize he was still in Glasgow because the train had never left the station.
“In 15 years of using this train, and through so many strange twists and turns, this has got to be the most bizarre yet,” Metcalfe wrote on Twitter. “Wake up, and the train has never left Glasgow. It’s been sitting here all night, and now it’s dumped at 5.30am in the wrong city.”
Metcalf, a charitable executive who was traveling on business, added: “Cal Sleeper tweeted that service was last night, people left on board, and they left us sitting here all night. They let everyone in and sleep, and just left us here.”
He told the BBC A friendly employee with a sausage roll woke him, and he came home soon after.
Catherine Derbandi, Serco’s managing director for Caledonian Sleeper, apologized to passengers in a statement to Watchman He said the cancellation was caused by a bug that was identified on the line late in the evening after the sweltering heat hit UK last week.
“We have made every effort to support affected guests, including providing overnight accommodations on board and options to travel with alternative rail services the next day. All guests will receive a full refund.”
Serco did not immediately respond to an Insider’s request for comment.
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