Britain's rail system is a very efficient way of travel in the UK. Once we had left our hiking group, we moved between cities by train. We didn't feel that the short time we were there was enough to be comfortable or safe with driving on the "wrong" side of the road. The rails and tunnels and wires and signals of Waverly Station in Edinburgh make an interesting abstract.
And the traveling companions of our fellow travelers make for interesting speculation. Is there a story behind this character?
The trains keep their schedule and you must be ready to board and alight when it is time. But some hooligans threw a monkey wrench into the schedule between Wales and London on the day we traveled there. Many trains were cancelled because someone had stolen equipment in one of the key areas. Cancellation was necessary for safety sake.