The 03/05 Edition

A time constrained (I have work soon) stream-of-conciousness type post. Away we go!


Snow Trains

We all know leaves affect trains, and snow does too as I found yesterday


Off the Grid

As Sam supports Yeovil Town, I see a lot of Yeovil Town games



It’s getting to the business end of my training


Ask Matt VIII

Q: (paraphrased) How do I get to the Brit School?

Walking down Park Street in Croydon, I was approached and asked if I knew the way. I advised him to walk to East Croydon and take a train to Selhurst, from which I knew it was a short walk as I’d seen the signposts when […]

Ask Matt VI

Back to public transport geekery:

Q: Does this train go to Princes Risborough?

We were on a train to Princes Risborough. I answered yes Well, me and Sam both did. 4½ out of 6 😀

Going the long way

The fastest route from Croydon to station on the Chiltern Main Line is to go to London Victoria on a fast train, then take the tube to Oxford Circus, then another tube from there to London Marylebone, and finally a final fast train from there to your destination. Four trains, and that might seem like […]


Woah. Not been here in a while. So let’s catch up. Odd-things-seen-mostly-on-the-railway-watch:

This was taken at Clapham Junction. Clearly the computer there is easily confuzzled…

Walcome to, er… Clandon

Luckily, trains were running to Croydon so I was OK

Look at this door:

No exit. No really, you can't exit…

You’d be […]

Ask Matt IV & V

Q: When my phone says “no network”, does this mean I can’t use it?

We were on a train in St. Pancras International, on the Thameslink platforms – which are underground. The woman asking was trying to use her phone. I answered and explained this and she was disappointed – but happy that she had […]

Ask Matt II

Q: I want to go to Willesden Junction?

I was at West Brompton, on the Northbound platform. Sam, I and some random all simultaeneously said “next train”, or words to that effect. And we were right! 😀

After two questions, my score is 1½ 😀

Better find another way then…

Today I couldn’t be arsed to get up. So I stretched it forever and ever.



I feel it’s time for a blog post to be totally random, where my mind takes me, so behold, here it comes…


Yesterday I visited the madlands that is Milton Keynes for a fairly muppety reason


23 hours ’til the next train?

A lot of things I post under the suitably vague “oddities” category will be like this – public transport related – I rocked up to Clapham Junction yesterday to find that the next train on my platform was advertised as being the 0508, which was on time – this can presumably only mean it is […]

Ask Matt I

I often, largely in the über-confusing world of public transport in and around the capital, get asked for help by people who are a bit lost and confused. I will, for a laugh, detail these, what my answer was, and what my answer should have been, under the category “ask matt” here on the blog.



Well, it’s wet outside. The summer-like picture I brought to you on Friday would be a very grey, misty, wet one if I took it today – only I can’t bring myself to open the blind and do it. Was bad enough that I had to go into Croydon this lunchtime and walk through it […]

Monday mutterings

Greetings from a hazy Monday Croydon morning. This post will be very much stream of conciousness style – as I came on here without anything in particular to write about, but just the intention to write. Dangerous? Most certainly…