So, back from a day trip to Usti nad Labem to look at a factory (\”Yes, that\’s a factory OK, I\’ve seen one before you know!\”) and I\’m at the train station waiting for the Hamburg Express.
Which is going to arrive/leave from platorm 3. So I am on platform 3.
The station has 6 platforms. Number 6 is by the exit, and is reached by stairway 1. Numbers 5/4 (different ends of the same platform) and 3 are reached by stairway 2.
Platforms 1 and 2 are reached by stairway 3.
So, does the Hamburg Express arrive/leave from platform three, as the listings, my ticket and the station announcements all say? No, of course it doesn\’t, silly. It leaves from platform 1 which is above stairway 3.
When I talk to the train conductor (who is having a quick breath of fresh air at the halt and this being an international train yes, he speaks English) he says yes, Platform 3 means up stairway 3, not anything as stupid as what is actually marked as platform 3.
Dang, why are the English so dim? Are you a conservative or something?
Ho hum. And that is today\’s news from parts foreign.