The Gates of Hell

Musings from a Yorkshire Lad

Well, that’s it. I can’t bear it any longer. I’ve finally snapped, and what you’re about to read is the result of several weeks of frustration.

What is the subject of my ire you ask?

The ticket gates at Leeds City Station.

Now, for those unfamiliar with them, these are automatic ticket barriers – you put your ticket or season ticket into the front, the glass gates open and your ticket comes out of the top (or they keep it if it’s a single – the barriers still accept old tickets as far as I know and we don’t want you using them again do we).

In an ideal World, the above procedure is what is meant to happen every time you pass through the barriers.

What actually happens is the barriers take your ticket for a few weeks, then for no apparent reason whatsoever, they begin to take a…

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