Judging by what I was reading on Tyrrell earlier today, I think VT originally ordered coaches at Crewe in preparation of the Super Voyager arriving at Crewe with the stranded passengers onboard it, however, they didn't materialize, despite the coach company insisting they were indeed outside the station. In the end I believe they ordered taxis with it being so late, although I seem to remember reading that around 30 people were going to London, so a rather expensive taxi bill I suspect.
I ended up in a rail replacement taxi from Aberdeen to Dundee once. The staff at the station (apparently) had no authority to negotiate a price, so the meter stayed on. It was around £180 by the time I was dropped off.No worse, I'd imagine, than the Preston to Edinburgh taxi I "enjoyed" a few months ago. I did ask him what it would have cost, but he said he couldn't say.
Does anyone know what happened to the passengers of this after being trapped by OLE damage at Heamies?. Watching the map it appears they were transfered to a 1Z99 Voyager which deposited them at Crewe around 00.30.
I ended up in a rail replacement taxi from Aberdeen to Dundee once. The staff at the station (apparently) had no authority to negotiate a price, so the meter stayed on. It was around £180 by the time I was dropped off.
So I'd expect a meter-on taxi from Preston to Edinburgh to come in at not much south of £600, even allowing for variance in fares between the local authorities.
It was virtually unheard off, certainly for inter-city trains, until one night Cyril Bleasdale came on to the DCC (Jim Trafford, I think) from his new-fangled mobile phone to tell him there was no rush for an assistant loco as he had detrained all the passengers and they were now standing on the lineside!