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Buzz Aldrin takes to the York train line
5:22pm 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 London, and took to the East Coast Main Line through York to reach Edinburgh.
The second man to walk on the moon tweeted from his seat as he travelled by rail from London to Edinburgh, after a number of flights from Heathrow 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."
He advised customers to check for the latest travel information before setting out, and to allow extra time to reach stations as road conditions deteriorate.