I should note that this journey is still in progress, though I would not anticipate further delay so I might as well post it now! Original plan was thus: 13:47 - Aberdeen 16:24 - Edinburgh (Waverley) TRAIN (London North Eastern Railway) 16:51 - Edinburgh (Waverley) 19:59 - Crewe TRAIN (Virgin Trains) 20:16 - Crewe 22:15 - Bletchley TRAIN (West Midlands Trains) No seats reserved. Ticket is an Off Peak Return Bletchley-Aberdeen at £149.80. However two things have messed it up. First of all, the 1651 VT from Edinburgh ran about 30 minutes late throughout. This meant missing the connection onto the LNR at Crewe. No problem, say I, I can take the 2049 from Crewe (which is where I am now) and connect onto the same train at MKC to arrive at Bletchley with no delay. But then LNR's present debacle stepped in, and that train is cancelled south of Rugby. This means I will arrive (barring further delay) at Bletchley precisely 30 minutes late. With the high fare involved the Delay Repay is not an insignificant sum. The complexity lies in that if the VT had not been late, I technically could have taken the 2024 VT from Crewe, which no doubt being a Liverpool service would not have been much fun with the footy thing today, but would actually have got me home 30 minutes earlier than planned. So who do I claim my 30-odd quid off? Is it VT because their train was delayed first - but would have had no effect on my arrival time even if it would have required a replan? Or is it LNR, because their cancellation has actually caused the delay? I am quite enthusiastic to ensure this one is paid as it is not a small sum and it is the railway's fault (and am particularly enthusiastic to whack LNR with it if possible because of the present debacle). I do have an itinerary for the above with reservations (except on the LNR as they don't do them). Any thoughts?