Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Transport cuts exposed - Southampton Central

Dutch cap on rolling stock

This from Ithuriel...

According to the Beeb:

Colchester MP Bob Russell said any company running trains in East Anglia had to be an improvement on National Express.

The Dutch company Abellio will take over the Greater Anglia franchise in February 2012 and run rail services from London to Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire until 2014.

That was, presumably, before Tony Miles' revelation that Abellio is funding its staggeringly generous premium profile by withdrawing nine Class 317s from routes where NXEA had added them.

Just as well the Department is changing the measurement for overcrowding.

UPDATE: This from a Meinheer Hertz van Rental.

I can explain these apparently generous premium payments.

It is the Dutch state saying thank you for the food you dropped to us at the end of the war.