Free gin and tonic if the train is late

The delay in the train is always unpleasant, and if you use the services of railway companies every day, waiting becomes unbearable.

Considering how much railway tickets cost, it seems unbelievable that carriers cannot ensure the timely arrival of trains. But now, finally, there will be a small plus in delay of the train. After another month of strikes and a rise in price, Gordon's Gin offers passengers something pleasant: every time your train is delayed, you will receive a free gin and tonic or a voucher for a cocktail at half of its cost.

The service will start operating from February 2 at one of the busiest London stations - Waterloo, but the company promises that within a year it will become available at other stations in the country. Those who want to speed up the process can tweet #YayDelay, so that their station can be added to the new service as soon as possible.

The service uses a special algorithm that tracks the train's delay in real time. Passengers who wait for the train at Waterloo station from 17:00 to 18:00 must go to YayDelay's website and check if the number of tweets and train delay time allows getting a free gin and tonic. If so, you can get the voucher online and use it at the Beer House pub right at the station.

Did you know that in 2016-2017, the British spent more than 3.6 million hours waiting for trains? It does not seem that in 2018 the situation will change. So train delays seem to be an integral part of life in London, unlike Japan, where passengers are apologized even for a 20-second delay. Now the wait will be lightened up the glass of a drink. And what do you think about the new service? Would you like to use it the next time your train is late?

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