Monday, 19 October 2009

Oxford to lose out on Electrification plans

This from Dreaming Spires...

Much raising of Oxford mortar boards
when Lord Adonis announced in July that his alma mater should join the electrified network.

Indeed the Noble Lord rushed back from cabinet in Cardiff to confirm the good news in person!

Magnum cum laude.

judging by this ATOC faux pas, at least one Oxon alumnus needs to try harder.

Produced by ATOC's press office to promote additional electrification schemes, it suggests that Didcot to Oxford is now relegated to a 'proposed route'.

Let's hope that St Benets Hall is suitably forgiving of M Roberts MA.

Harper joins AECOM

This from New Civil Engineer...

Former Metronet CEO Andie Harper has joined AECOM as director of programme management for transport and infrastructure.

Is Transport for London planning to takeover AECOM over as well?

The dangers of Facebook explained

This from the Evening Standard...

I'm an easygoing Jedi, says Tube worker in abuse row

Twisted by the Dark Side, young Morbin has become.

XC and LM believe less is more?

This just in from the Wicked Weaver...

Informed yesterday that LM have lightened their HQ by about 100 people during the last week, and that there will be more downsizing before Guy Fawkes Day.

Also: that 'economics' is the reason why two of XC's five HST sets will be stood down at the December TT change.