Sunday, 17 October 2010

Rt Hon Philip Hammond - an apology

It would appear that Eye owes an apology to the Secretary of State for Transport.

In the past this blog has accused the Rt Hon Petrol-head Hammond of extreme ignorance about the railways.

Mr Hammond's assertion that cars should have priority over trains at level crossings received particular ridicule.

Sadly Eye now realises that Mr Hammond's confusion over level crossing operation is shared by Network Rail.

Or so it would appear from this wireless advert that is being run by the National Infrastructure Controller (with a bowler tip to @PlanetAl).

Which features a US-style crossing bell for some reason...

Hammond promises 'easy to understand' fares

Exciting news from the Sunday Express...

TRANSPORT Secretary Philip Hammond has vowed to make rail fares easy to understand after he was caught out by the system.

Eye understands that Petrol-head plans to introduce three simpler fare types - 'Expensive', 'Bloody Expensive' and 'James, fire-up the Jag'.