Edinburgh to St Andrews Bus using last train & bus of the day

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  1. Romilly

    Romilly Established Member

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    On the Scotrail website, I can buy a £16.70 anytime day single from Edinburgh to St Andrews Bus with the following itinerary on, say, a Wednesday evening:

    Edinburgh 2308
    Leuchars 0023

    Leuchars station bus stop 0029
    St Andrews Bus Station 0039

    The 2308 is the last train of the day from Edinburgh to Leuchars, and (except on Friday and Saturday evenings) the 0029 is the last bus of the day from Leuchars to St Andrews.

    My question concerns the scenario where the train is delayed by more than 5 minutes so that I miss that last bus. Would the "railway" get me to St Andrews?
     
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    najaB Veteran Member

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    Yes, since you hold a ticket to St. Andrews they would be obliged to not leave you stranded.
     
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    There is probably a local agreement that the bus will wait for the train.
     
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    Either that, or they would grab one of the handful of taxis that always wait for the late train.
     
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    Knowing the importance of the connection to St Andrew's to Stagecoach and Scotrail, and knowing the volume of people who make this connection, I suspect that the bus will wait for any reasonable delay. Otherwise, I suspect Scotrail would get to pay for your taxi.
     
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