It's good to see some old railway traditions continue to survive in the Age of Change.
Like surreptitiously demolishing stations to prevent their future use.
Nicely done NR!
Monday, 5 January 2009
Good news for Buffhoon and Co.
According to today's Standard the toothless Transport Select Committee is thinking about holding an inquiry into recent fares increases.
What a wonderful opportunity for the Government to show its continued contempt for Parliament.
Barrier - Device for ensuring you definitely miss the train
Bonus - Large sum of money given to director regardless of competence
Christmas - Biblical holiday when the railway sleeps
Dinner - Sandwich and bag of crisps if you are lucky
Director - Fat bloke in suit with lots of money
Fare - Thing that increases faster than rabbits on Viagra – See ‘Bonus’ and ‘Director’
Franchise - Something that disappears faster than Ali Bongo’s rabbit
GNER - (Eastern England trad.) Mythical halcyon concept from past history
Guard - Same as 'Driver' but sits at the back
Seating - Technique for balancing a laptop in you left hand and typing with your right whilst standing in gangway end spilling your coffee
Service - Surly and patronising treatment grudgingly thrust in the direction of passenger by staff member wondering if they will still have a job this time next week
Passenger - Person sitting in car in traffic jam
Timetable - Document detailing the time before which the train will not depart
UPDATE: Two from The Major...
Possession - (NR internal) Nine tenths of the law
Seat - (Obsolete) Place of comfort at which passengers received service