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

Nicholas Clark nick at
Fri Jan 30 13:26:23 GMT 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:39:07AM +0100, Abigail wrote:

> Over here, the goverment only wants to best and newest. So everything 
> is delayed and over budget. However, the tracks have been ready for quite
> a while. Even the signalling is installed. The newest and greatest signalling.
> Decised upon late in the project ("Oh, there's a *new* standard! Shiny!
> We got to have it!"). But it got there. Except they never bother to tell
> the train manufacturer they switched signalling systems.
> So we now have shiny new tracks. With a top notch signalling system.
> And no trains that can work with it.

Whereas the Channel Tunnel Rail Link* is a TGV line.
It's the French system. Known to work. (A most pragmatic and diplomatically
expedient solution)

Nicholas Clark

*  since re-branded with some vain hope that there might be some other high
   speed line built somewhere in the UK.

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