I have been using public transport this week, while the Passat was unavailable

It all started when my Volkswagen Passat diesel felt a bit bouncy in its handling last Saturday. I wasn’t sure, but looking at it hard it looked like it was leaning on one corner. Right enough, something was suspect and it was lower on one corner. It hadn’t hit the handling that much, and with the sports suspension it has it sits low already.

So phoned the garage and they could take it Wednesday, so I wasn’t going to drive it unless it was to the Garage, scared that it would drop even further and hit the ground.

So out with the planner on Traveline Scotland, which uses public transport information to plan journeys in the UK, with more detail on Scotland. This is an excellent service, only tripping up occaisionally, like when the bus it had told me to catch outside my door failed to turn up.

The problem with the car turned out to be a broken spring, the Garage didn’t have the part and I was onsite for a couple of days so I haven’t the car all week. So I’ve been on the train from Edinburgh to Livingston, and Livingston to Glasgow. I’ve been to Livingston South, Livingston North, Edinburgh Park and Glasgow Central stations. And I’m off to Newcraighall station tomorrow to get my car back.