Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Snow way to run a railway

Telegrammed by our man at 222 Marylebone Road
At around 08.45 yesterday the National Rail website listed no fewer than six entries that said that due to poor weather conditions buses were replacing trains!

The routes were:

+ Horsham & Littlehampton

+ Littlehampton/Bognor Regis/Chichester & Havant

+ Ebbw Vale & Cardiff Central

+ Gatwick Airport & Horsham

+ Guildford & Effingham Junction (good job the sage has moved)

+ Tonbridge & Hastings

Clearly neither Network Coach nor the Bus Bandits now see rail as the primary all-weather mode of transport.

Underground musings...

Telegrammed by Ithuriel
With Tube Lines over-time on resignalling and way-over the PPP Arbiter's budgetary allowance can it be before the Government calls in its project doctors of choice?

Jubilee Line Extension running late and over budget threatening the opening of the Dome - boot out inefficient old London Underground managers and bring in Bechtel.

West Coast Route Modernisation running late and over-budget - boot out inefficient old Railtrack managers and bring in Bechtel.

How long before the inefficient old Tube Line managers are also booted out and Bechtel are called in to fix the mess?

(Shome mishtake shurley Ed)

Cranmer identifies the elephant not in the room!

Wise words from the Tedious Old God-botherer...

Where is Lord Adonis?