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

Robin Berjon robin at
Fri Jan 30 13:36:44 GMT 2009

On Jan 30, 2009, at 14:26 , Nicholas Clark wrote:
> 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)

The Brussels-Amsterdam line is also a TGV line, it's supposed to be  
the continuation of the Paris-Brussels line (1h25). Except they  
decided to upgrade it...

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