Monday, 9 February 2009

Chinese puzzle

Is there no end to the appetite of Grand Central?

The ORR recently stated it was minded to grant the Open Access Operator a fourth path.

With just three HSTs Grand Central claimed it was looking to sign a deal with Angel to lease two class 180s.

But according to today's FT the company has also ordered three Chinese trains!

How can this be?

The Fact Compiler fears that that their "veteran" PR man has either gone gaga, or spent too much time listening to erstwhile MD, Ian Yeowart.

Answers on a postcard please, but only if you can spot the difference...

Special pleading

Telegrammed by our man at 222 Marylebone Road
The preferred loser and the winning also ran in the bidding for the Incredibly Expensive Procurement (IEP) were due to be told their fates this evening.

While Hitachi may take away the Bento-box, it won't have much in it, thanks to death by a thousand phases in the attempt to match quantities to limited finance..

And wait for the Europeans, who are shut out of the Japanese rail market, to hit Gordon Brown with the jobs card.

Any advance on 1,200?

King's Cross catering scandal

Evidently there was a significant catering failure at King's Cross on Saturday.

Here vast numbers of people desperately search for a kettle.

Bowler tip to NR and the BTP for letting this happen at all!