A bit of a travel experiment today! We travelled down to my Brother’s by train. We left just before 8.45 and after a short drive to Bedford (dropping-in on Steve and Denise), then grabbing the train at Bedford, and finally, changing at Farringdon. Three hours later, we were at Bromley South – a tad quicker than by car and a much less stressful journey!
Then it was back to the Station for the return journey. We said our goodbyes and caught the 2.30 back to St Pancras – arriving with 15 minutes to spare to catch the 3.30 to Bedford. As a result, we were back at Bedford Station by 4.15 and home by 5. The return journey had therefore been much quicker! – and we felt pretty satisfied that we’d had a great journey there, and an even better journey home – especially when we learned that there had been a major incident near the Dartford Tunnel bring the traffic to a long-term halt!!
I think this will become our preferred travel method when visiting my brother in the future! Result!