Saturday, 29 September 2012

A bad case of mistaken identity?

This from The Tea Boy...

Those arriving for the ATOC Integrated Transport Conference in Manchester on Thursday were surprised to see a practice run for next week's Labour Party Conference, and the Scrap McNulty campaigns of RMT and TSSA.  

This welcoming committee must have been a particular surprise for one John McNulty, former head of Interchange Integration at TfL, who turned up to make one of the presentations.

Unfortunately the protestors also missed the minister!

Norman Baker's keynote speech was scheduled less conventionally for the close of the morning session rather than the opening address. This allowed Stormin' Norman to miss both the 'red-eye' from Euston and the Brothers, as they had packed up and gone before he arrived.

Still, better luck next week?

A stock farewell - Back to the future?

This with thanks to @13MilePost...

Good to see London Underground sending the Metropolitan line A stock off in style today.

Here Howard Collins, LUL's Chief Operating Officer, stands next to the last A60 stock at Harrow on the Hill.

The Cravens built trains entered service on the Met on the 12th June 1961 - over fifty years ago. They have been displaced by Bombardier built S stock. 

Below the Metropolitan line's General Manager (holding the commemorative headboard) stands in front of a set of the new S stock at Amersham.

So 'Back to the future'... ahem... in more ways than one!