There has been an unusually large number of Arriva bus learner drivers on the road this week, all of them apparently on the rush hour bus from Knaphill Sainsburys to Woking train station.
Now, I can understand that drivers will need to learn the route and get used to the fare system. But is it really a good idea to do this when man, woman and dog are using the bus to get to work first thing in the morning? I’ve been delayed by 15-20 minutes each time.
Today was the worst day by far. The bus turned up nearly 10 minutes late. As we sauntered at a leisurely pace around Goldsworth Park, picking up new passengers as we went, we were eventually overtaken by another bus heading in our direction.
As we made our way along Lockfield Drive, we were rear ended by a car. I certainly felt it being sat right at the back along the back row. Although at first I thought the bus had caught the kerb, but nope, a car had run into us.
Thankfully we were able to overtake the other bus before all this happened, and therefore didn’t have to wait long before it caught up and were able to catch that for the rest of the journey into Woking town centre.
Having missed my usual train, and the following one after that, the third train was late.
I do wish teleporters existed.