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

Dirk Koopman djk at
Fri Jan 30 14:34:46 GMT 2009

Abigail wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 01:26:23PM +0000, 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)
> Ah, yes, the French. They have T-shirts saying "Shut the fuck up and build
> some train tracks".
> Not in .nl. We just talk for years. Then change the plans because everyone
> wants the line to happen, but in someone elses backyard. 

Yes, but be honest, talking *is* what we do best, followed closely by 
complaining about the fact that nothing ever gets done and, BTW, we 
don't want that here.

Let's discuss it a bit more and see if we can find a way through :-)



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