Tuesday, 1 June 2010

First for getting out of freight

So. Farewell First GBRf!

And welcome Eurotunnel GBRf.

EGBRf sounds like a breakfast bap.

Although FGBRf sounded like indigestion.

UPDATE: Eye readers are invited to compare and contrast...

1st June 2010 - Financial Times

The head of the company that runs the Channel tunnel has criticised competitive conditions in the cross-Channel freight market, as he confirmed his company was buying the UK’s third-largest rail freight operator.

Mr Gounon criticised the record of the only established cross-Channel operator – a consortium of the UK arm of Germany’s DB Schenker and SNCF, the French state train operator.

19th August 2006 - Financial Times

EWS, the railfreight operator that jointly operates the only cross-channel railfreight service, has sought a radical change to the Channel tunnel charging regime in an effort to keep its services running.

However, the company fears that, after Eurotunnel, the tunnel's operator, rejected the proposed solution, it might have to end the services from November.

Just fancy that!