Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes to East Coast trains after snow cancellations (From The Northern Echo)
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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes to East Coast trains after snow cancellations
4:42pm Friday 18th January 2013 in News
APOLLO 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin was one of many caught up in transport chaos as a result of snow in the capital and took to the East Coast Main Line to reach Edinburgh.
The second man to walk on the moon tweeted from his seat as he travelled through the North-East on the East Coast London to Edinburgh service after a number of flights to Scotland from Heathrow Airport were cancelled.
Mr Aldrin posted a picture of himself in his seat and added: “On the train from King’s Cross to Edinburgh after numerous airline mishaps – our First Class car is full so we’re slumming it in coach but all good.”
East Coast spokesman John Gelson said: “We’re pleased Buzz Aldrin, possibly one of the most famous pilots in history, switched from the plane to our train today. From his picture it’s clear he enjoyed his journey with us.
“As the snow continues to move across the country this evening, our people are working hard to prepare our trains and stations as well as we can. Additional engineering teams are based at key points on our route to keep trains moving, while Network Rail have snowploughs ready to keep tracks clear.
“Our advice to customers is, please check for the latest information before setting out, and allow extra time to reach stations as road conditions are expected to deteriorate.”