rail passenger has described his “insane” 11-hour journey to Edinburgh which ended at 3.30am after a “ridiculous” taxi experience.
The practice firm organized for taxis to take the travellers to their locations.
Nokise was pushed to the Scottish capital with three different individuals in a black cab.
In a sequence of posts considered greater than 2.6 million occasions on social media platform X – previously often known as Twitter – he wrote: “At 4.40pm I jumped on a practice from London to Edinburgh.
“It was cozy, it was quiet. In hindsight, too good to final.”
He defined that at 7.26pm he was among the many passengers who acquired an e mail stating that the practice was cancelled, which was “a shock” because it was nonetheless transferring.
An announcement was then made that the service was terminating at Preston however one other practice to Glasgow was being held to take these onboard to Scotland.
However the Glasgow-bound practice was full so left Preston as Nokise and his fellow passengers arrived.
They had been informed to attend for the following practice, which ended up being cancelled.
Nokise wrote: “It turned on the market had been no extra trains north after that and, excitingly, no forthcoming info.
“Some individuals stood staring on the screens.
“Some individuals queued to ask the one ticket sales space employee the identical query everybody else was.
“No-one knew something.
“Round 9.20pm information got here down: various transport had been organized.
“Bus? An additional practice? Horses? No. Taxis. For lots of of individuals. To a metropolis three-and-a-half hours away.”
At 10.30pm he was within the last group of travellers to get in a cab, describing the state of affairs as “ridiculous”.
The comedian wrote that shortly after midnight “our cabbie determined to vary lanes with out indicating and virtually crashed right into a mini-van overtaking him”.
Nokise expressed sympathy with the cabbie – who stopped to purchase two cans of power drink – as “it’s late, it’s a darkish freeway and he’s driving a metropolis black cab not meant for this highway”.
He added: “Maybe, simply presumably, throwing cash at cab drivers and getting them to drive a number of hours in the course of the evening won’t be the very best contingency plan for practice firms to have.”
The A72 is “an actual motion-sickness nightmare of a highway” which is “slim, darkish, filled with turns and sometimes simply dips,” he wrote.
In the course of the taxi journey, Nokise acquired an e mail from Avanti West Coast informing him he would obtain £70 compensation, which was how a lot his ticket price.
After being dropped off at Edinburgh Waverley station at round 3am, he needed to take one other taxi to his lodging.
In his last put up on the journey, he wrote at 3.30am: “Thanks for being on this journey with me Twitter.
“A very insane odyssey. 5 hours late, 11 hours after I jumped on the practice.
“I’m going to have a bathe and eat one thing.
“Let’s by no means do that once more.”
Avanti West Coast was approached for a remark.