Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Hoon says soon

First Great Western cancelled more than 4,000 trains during the past year. As coincidence would have it - and before I saw this piece in the paper - I asked at Transport questions today when we're going to see electrification of the line, which would greatly improve reliability. The answer seems to be - soon.

8 comments:

Grim Reaper said...

In other words, The Hoon doesn't know the answer himself.

The Filthy Engineer said...

And pigs will fly...........

Old Holborn said...

Kerry

The word "hoon" means something VERY rude in the blogosphere

Avoid

Hughes Views said...

If you believe that...

The line to Bristol was quite high on the list for electrification in my days at British Railways. I left more than a quarter of a century ago.

Even funding for Crossrail (which would get the wires as far as Maidenhead), is looking increasingly problematical.

Dave H said...

"Hoon says soon"

I don't understand. Do you mean you're going into labour?

Kerry said...

I hesitate to use the word pathetic on this blog, but really....

Kerry said...

Also good news re Portishead line - http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/track-reopen-Portishead-Bristol-rail-link/article-649004-detail/article.html

Dave H said...

Just a bit of good old-fashioned puerile sniggering. Enjoy the sense of superiority it gives you.

In the disreputable sections of the blogosphere, members of the Government are commonly referred to by nicknames, and yes, it is childishly low wit. The Secretary of State for Transport’s has been unluckier with his moniker than most (and oddly it seems to be the only one he has). At the moment, Kerry, you are merely identified as part of the group known collectively as The Righteous.

All that said, your posting didn’t really appear to invite comment much. It could be summed up by: “Cabinet Minister gave vague answer to question on train unreliability.”

Ye-es.