À la gare (Topic: Train Station)
At the Station
What an adventure! We are finally sitting comfortably on the train on our way to our holiday, and we‘re so happy! We almost missed the departure. But what happened?
This morning we arrived at the station on time. First, we took a look at the departures and arrivals board to see which platform our train would depart from. Then, we looked for a machine and bought our tickets.
Since we still had some time, we went for a walk around the station and did some window shopping. When we got to the platform, we were amazed. There was a freight train at our platform instead of our train.
We listened closely and, despite the commotion of the other passengers, we managed to hear that the announcement that our train was leaving from platform 8. We only had two minutes until departure. We had to run through the station from one side to the other hoping that we wouldn’t miss our train our long-awaited holiday! When we arrived at platform 8, the driver of the train had poked his head out of the engine room to check that all passengers had boarded before setting off. When he saw us at the end of the platform, the ticket inspector waited a few seconds to close the doors.
We quickly got into the first carriage. To reach our seats, we had to walk through the whole train, even the restaurant car! But luckily we managed it and that’s the only thing that matters!