Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Slip sliding away

First reports of poor railhead adhesion are coming in following the winds of the last 24 hours.

According to those out on the track the wet summer means that the leaves are "big and juicy".

The industry will be watching with interest to see how Network Rail and the Infracos' plans for leaf fall 2008 measure up.


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We note that in his good humoured reaction to Eye's poll for the next Secretary of State for Transport, Tom Harris describes his namesake as 'amiable'.

This confirms our suspicion that the DafT press office invisibly excises the editorial page before putting the carefully ironed copy of RAIL in the Minister's Red Box.


First Group's Thameslink franchise, the strangely acronymed FuCC, is reporting reduced growth.

Revenue growth has also "slowed marginally".

Hold on to your hats, it may be a bumpy ride.