Long walk home

As previously mentioned, I’m working in the city centre this week and with the T-bane so close, it’s less than half an hour from front door to desk. However, I arrived at the NationalTheatret station this evening to find several trains pulled up at the platform. After 15 minutes sat listening to unintelligible announcements I decided to join the 50% of poeple who had got up and left rather than the 50% who were still sat in the train. I arrived at a nearby tram stop just in time for a tram out to the Rikshospitalet which is any easy walk from home. Only the tram didn’t show up. After another five minutes wait another tram appeared, this time bound for Majorstuen which is in the right direction for home. Unfortunately it was absolutely packed with passengers squashed up against the doors. I started walking…

When I reached Majorstuen there were trains moving on the T-Bane but not generally in the right direction and there were still lots of people milling around on the platform. I knew that the 46 bus ran from Majorstuen close to our house but I could only find the stop on the wrong side of the road. I started walking again…

I soon reached a stop for the 46 but the timetable suggested it would be another 20 minutes before the next one. Needless to say I was only 100 metres or so further on down the road when the bus sailed past. I continued walking…

An hour and a half after I had first arrived at the station I eventually made it home, only to look out the window and see a train pull in to the station from the direction of town. Oh well, I’m sure the walk was good for me!

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