Forgive me for perhaps sounding a bit daft with my first post, but I just wanted to clear something up for my peace of mind…
Yesterday I was departing EGLC and contacted ATC for pushback and taxi clearance as usual. Controller told me to taxi to the runway, so I started to taxi. I then got another message telling me to hold short, which I noted, followed by another telling me to taxi to the runway and line up and wait, so I continued as originally planned.
When I got to the runway, I got a message saying I was not cleared to enter the runway. So I exited, and got an immediate message telling me to taxi to the runway. I got back on the runway, and got another message telling me I wasn’t cleared to enter the runway. There was no traffic in the region at all at this point.
My understanding is that hold short means hold short, and taxi to runway means taxi on to the runway when ‘line up and wait’ is included. Is this a case of maybe someone new playing with ATC or am I missing something here?