Friday, 6 November 2009

The Hammers... and tongs

This from Reuters...

Instead of the usual messages about delays, passengers at West Ham station in east London heard a couple's love-making antics being relayed over platform loudspeakers during the evening rush hour on Thursday.

Good old Extended Jubilee line - longer, faster, deeper!

Poppy appeal - play your part

Of your charity please consider doing the following...

Text the word POPPY to 70222 - to make a donation to The Royal British Legion. (Texts cost £1.50 plus your standard network message charge). At least £1.00* goes directly to the Legion.

Other ways in which you can support the Royal British Legion can be found here.

Transport Select Committe - next evidence session

Priorities for investment in the railways - 11 Nov 09 (3)


On Wednesday 11 November 2009 at 3.45pm in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster, House of Commons, the Committee will hold an evidence session on Priorities for investment in the railways. The following will give evidence:

Time Witnesses

3.45 pm - Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn, Greengauge 21

4.15 pm - Association of Train Operating Companies, Virgin Group, National Express

5.15 pm - Network Rail

These timings are approximate and the sessions may start slightly earlier or later than advertised.

UPDATE: This from J Alfred Prufrock...

Of all those appearing before the Transport Committee only Network Rail actually invests any money in the railway and that all comes from the taxpayer.

Bah, humbug.

UPDATE: This from Network Rail's Internet Rapidish Rebuttal Unit...

J Alfred Prufrock really should know better.

His assertion that the money Network Rail invests "all comes from the taxpayer" will come as news to train operators whose track access charges paid to us help fund the railway.

Also the £300m a year contribution from our commercial property division is not to be sniffed at either.

Signal sighting problems explained

UPDATE: Eye is grateful to a Mr Saltaire for this novel solution...


Pointless signs - Simplified fares