Garlic Moments: A Train in Spain

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by Valerie

Christa Mundin of Gandía reports on her trip home from Barcelona last week.

Arrived home safely but very late after a fun-packed journey. I arrived at the station in Barcelona to find the train was delayed by an hour and a half due to a fire at Montpellier station, its point of departure.  No probs, can´t be helped.  However, later at a scheduled stop at Benicassim, the driver left the train having “cumplired” his shift hours, and abandoned the train!  The guard sent SOS messages to Castellón, but no driver available – claro que no – it´s August and it´s Saturday!  So, eventually a driver was located in Valencia.  All this took another hour and a half.  A sweet American couple sitting near me thought we were on Candid Camera and they phoned all their friends in the US to tell them what had happened!

My fellow passengers were all experts on how to “reclamar” so I may just do that and test the system.


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