With the closure of the UK airspace following the Icelandic volcano eruption, getting a train out of Kings Cross was a nightmare. We were in London today for a meeting and I’d prebooked the train tickets with seats reserved on the 5pm train for the return journey. I’d left plenty of time for the meeting, as sometimes these things run on, but we’d expected to be able to jump on an earlier train and grab a seat if needed.
We got back to Kings Cross just before 3pm and there was a train waiting to depart back to York. There were lines of ticket inspectors on the platform checking your ticket before you got on the train and when I showed him our tickets he was concerned that we didn’t have a seat reservation as 1st class was rammed, but he said we could go and have a look for ourselves but advised we waited until the 5pm train for a seat. We had a look, and he was right. No seats, lots of people standing.. it looked like a nightmare and we didn’t fancy 2 hours on the train stood in the corridor by the toilets.