My New Job (Was: Social Thurs 8 Jan 2009)

Roger Burton West roger at
Thu Jan 29 15:31:56 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 02:28:15PM +0000, Joel Bernstein wrote:
>>From LU's website
>There are many reasons why signals fail.

In the case of the eastern end of the Jubilee Line, because the
constructors were told to take their budget for signalling and spend it
on getting the line open in time to carry the millions of people who
were going to visit the Millennium Dome. (The powers that be having
wisely decided that allowing people to get there by car, coach, bus or
boat would be Evil.)

Which is why the signalling was done on the Very Cheap, and still breaks
down frequently.


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