Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Pointless signs - Diss

This from Gricerbritannia...

Two new “Help points” were installed at Diss station during the dying days of NXEA.

At the same time the PIS-poor TV style departure screen was switched off.

So, what do we have now?

The “Help point” on the Norwich bound platform has been taped over with brown sticky tape as “Out of use” while the one on the London bound platform is as shown here.

Not only does it have water ingress but careful examination will show that there is no information shown in any case (except computer-speak nonsense).

So, with the TV screen turned off and the new Help Point showing not much but water droplets Diss passengers have gone from PIS-poor information to no information.

Conference news - tail lamp slot

Good to see that the railfreight community retains its sense of humour!

The UK Rail Development and Investment conference (18-19 April) offers delegates two full days of railway fun.

But who has the worst slot of all, the last half hour on the second day, when many delegates will already be heading home?

Step forward Lindsay Durham, Head of Rail Strategy at the Freightliner Group.

And the title of Lindsay's presentation...'Freight, the forgotten service'.