A DUNFERMLINE commuter has spoken of a nightmare journey to work that took him TWO HOURS due to delays. 

Brian Hunter arrived at Dunfermline Town station in time to catch the 7.06am service to his work at South Gyle but had to hang around in cold conditions until it finally arrived 40 minutes later. 

"As it was delayed, the conductor told us that the train would not be stopping until it reached Edinburgh," he said. 

"I worked out that it would be quicker to travel all the way into the capital then wait for the next service to South Gyle.

“So, I made my way to Waverley and went back out again on the tram.

"A journey that should take me just half an hour ended up being two hours long."

This wasn't the only delay for Brian last week, as when his family arrived for a trip out to the capital on Saturday, they found the train they planned to catch at 11am had been cancelled.

"It's a catalogue of late trains that are overcrowded and it's constant, there are no exceptions," he added.

"I pay £1,500 for an annual season ticket and it seems to be getting worse."

Brian was joining a packed service at Edinburgh Gateway on Monday evening when our Press reporter heard his concerns. 

"Every time you get on a train you're standing and there's been a couple of times where I haven't been able to get in a carriage at all.

"The service after 7.06 in the morning can often be cancelled so I am then forced to go earlier in case there are problems. 

"You've got the situation today where it's freezing outside but boiling on the train.  "I don't think I've seen any changes to timetables in years."

Another Dunfermline commuter, who did not wish to be named, told us that West Fife passengers were left at Inverkeithing station with nowhere to go for an hour last Friday evening. 

"Friday night was a disaster," she said.

"They dropped us off at Inverkeithing because the service was running late and then expected us to wait around for an hour for the next service.  "There didn't seem to be anyone telling us what was going on or give us advice. It was absolutely shocking.

"You may be able to get compensation in these circumstances but the refund for a ticket does in no way cover the cost of a taxi!"