Friday, 4 February 2011

Pointless signs - Euston

UPDATE: This from Mike...

That's just pathetic, especially since there's an official sign!

This may interest you, a website that shows all the different rail signs, including the 5-10 different HST Stopping markers.

UPDATE: This from a Mr Chris Milner...

Actually, the sign does have a point, as the yellow NMT visits these platforms at Euston, and is the only HST regularly active on the WCML.

UPDATE: This from @Gav678, via Twitter...

Your pointless sign at Euston is most certainly not useless for the NMT.

Virgin cracks joke in advance of Franchise bid!

This side splitter from the Birmingham Post...

Virgin Trains has vowed to fill the high-quality customer service void left by the collapse of the Wrexham & Shropshire railway company.

Stop it Beardie, you're killing me!

First for exemplary customer service

This from the Pirate of Penzance...

It's been all action on the 12:06 Paddington to Penzance today ...

A gentleman got on at Reading and after having his ticket checked was told that it was not valid.

The man explained to the customer service executive that his connection was late getting into Reading. The CSA then advised him that he'd be getting a fine, and asked for his details and a signature. The man gave his address but refused to sign. A small polite argument followed where a few people nearby got involved, one calling the CSA a jobsworth.

When the train arrived at Exeter, an officer of the BTP came on board carrying instructions to arrest three abusive passengers. When the officer was appraised by other passengers around of the situation, he told the CSA to leave or be reported for wasting police time. The passenger was allowed to continue.

Incidentally, the ticket he was travelling on had been issued free to him by FGW as compensation for a previous two hour delay.

Is there any chance that 'being reasonable' could be included as a module in First Great Western's training programme?

EMT - Off with their heads!

This from a Mr PMB...

One wonders if defacing an image of the Monarch is still considered to be an act of treason?

If so, the marketing luvvies at EMT might be in a spot of bother, as they have made a rather unflattering modification to Her Majesty on this poster.

NR restructuring shocker!

Shocking news from Network Rail!

M&C will become East Midlands route with Martin Frobisher, currently route infrastructure maintenance director M&C, taking up the role of route director, East Midlands . A replacement for Martin as the route infrastructure maintenance director will be appointed shortly.

Dear God - putting someone who understands maintenance in charge of a Route. Madness!

It'll never catch on.

UPDATE: This from NR's Internet Rapid Rebuttal Unit...

Martin will not be our first route director with a background in maintenance.

Our route director for LNE, Richard Lungmuss used to be Scottish maintenance director.

Is there no end to this lunacy! Bring back the accountants says Eye. They know how to run a railway!
(Shurely shome mishtake. Ed)

Pointless signs - York

This from A Conductor...

I saw this pointless sign at York station yesterday.

Please note the lack of spell checking, but it's also worth noting that the aforementioned lift was working fine.