Thursday, 17 July 2008

Naughty naughty

Naughty Open Access Operator Grand Central has been served with an Improvement Notice.

View the ORR list of Improvement Notices here.

The Fact Compiler is grateful to National Express East Coast for bringing this to his attention.

Railway Garden Competition #2

St Pancras International

A nice entry from Eurostar.

Notice the clever use of recycled objects (including an ice bucket) to frame this particular visual ensemble.

A lovely effort and one that attracted considerable attention and comment from EMT customers aboard trains on the adjacent platform.

Richard Brown's team is mounting a stiff challenge this year.

Railway Garden Competition #1

Portsmouth & Southsea Station

Note the way that discarded bolts in the 4' compliment the verdant foliage.

And here how the station shed is beautifully framed by nature.

Disappointingly the introduction of retention tanks has meant that the traditional tomato plants are not much in evidence this year.

A commendable effort by Network Rail Southern all the same.

More entries for the Railway Garden Competition at the usual address please.

Eurotunnel to bid for HS1

***Eurotunnel expects to be a bidder for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link if, as expected, HMG puts it up for sale next year.***

See Thomson Financial story here