Mis­ery for pas­sen­gers

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PAS­SEN­GERS us­ing Aberdeen rail sta­tion have given their views on the lat­est Sco­trail chaos. Ni­amh Fabri, 18, from Man­nofield, said: “It was the sec­ond week­end be­fore Christ­mas and my boyfriend and I got stuck in Ed­in­burgh for three and a half hours when our trains were can­celled. “I was tak­ing the train from Ed­in­burgh to Aberdeen and my boyfriend was try­ing to get back to In­verurie. “When we fi­nally got on the train there were only four car­riages in­stead of five. It was quite frus­trat­ing.” Ali­son Dow, 63, and her part­ner Bruce Dow, 67, had to can­cel their Christ­mas meal be­cause of a sud­den can­cel­la­tion be­tween Lau­rencekirk and Aberdeen on De­cem­ber 23. Mr Dow, who lives in Lau­rencekirk, said: “I had just got­ten to the train sta­tion on Sun­day when I was told the train was can­celled due to a staff short­age. “We ended up hav­ing to can­cel our din­ner plans and meet the next day. It was re­ally in­con­ve­nient. “We are con­stantly be­ing en­cour­aged to use pub­lic trans­port and keep off the road, but how can we do that if this keeps hap­pen­ing?” Rus­sell Fraser, 38, said his train from Ed­in­burgh to Aberdeen was can­celled on Thurs­day. Mr Fraser said: “My brother sent me a mes­sage say­ing the train had been can­celled so we had to take a much ear­lier train to avoid that. We didn’t get any no­ti­fi­ca­tion – if it hadn’t been for my brother we prob­a­bly wouldn’t have got­ten back to Aberdeen as early.”

Bruce and Ali­son Dow, left, and Leila Mozun and Rus­sell Fraser

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