Monday, 13 August 2012

We've had the circuses, time for the bread!

An interesting week, if the chattering classes are to be believed.

First (ahem) there is tomorrow's announcement on the size of the January fares increase (expected to be RPI plus Ouch).

Having had circuses over the last two weeks surely it is now time for the people to have bread as well? 

So let's see whether Greening has prevailed upon Gideon to throw passengers some stale crumbs by limiting the percentage increase over RPI? Eye doesn't advise holding your breath.

Also on the Horizon is the name of the InterCity West Coast franchise winner, with an announcement expected tomorrow or Wednesday.

Happily it looks as if managing irate passengers and shouty men with beards will fall to Cruella; as Cameron, Clegg and Greening are all taking a well earned post Olympic break.

Perhaps the postal service misplaced their invitation to the sun drenched delights of Necker Island? 

Railway Garden Competition - York

This from Anon...

Surely a winning entry from York, one of the UK's premier stations?

Perhaps the secret of York's success can be traced to its use of fine British organic fertiliser, samples of which can be found here in the 4' alongside platform 8?

What a marvelous way to greet passengers to this fine city!

Pointless signs - Manchester Piccadilly

This from Pacermaker...

Could I propose the pointless sign painted onto the escalator steps at Manchester Piccadilly (the escalator from platforms 13/14). 


Railway Garden Competition - Chester

Good to see this perennial favourite once again.

Railway Garden Competition - Norwich Thorpe

Railway Garden Competition - Cheltenham Spa

Or pointless sign?

For you to decide, dear reader.