We arrived at the rail station almost an hour early. So we had plenty of time to get take-away for dinner on the train. Or so we thought.
Apparently, one should wait on their exact platform, not just anywhere inside the station, because we didn’t hear the arrival announcement so we missed our train by one minute.
Luckily, we sweet-talked a rail guard and were allowed passage on the next train an hour later. Disaster averted! Thanks to good ol’ British politeness.