Monday, 16 July 2012

Mediaballs - BBC One o Clock news

This from Mystic Mike...

Good to see that the move to Salford has improved journalistic standards at the Beeb.

This was the picture (of Toddington station on the Glos Warks Railway) that the BBC One o Clock news has just led with to announce today's HLOS rail investment package...

"Anyone got a library shot of a train? Yeah, that'll do..."

Pinky and Perky announce the HLOS

Despite having been extensively leaked over the weekend, Cameron and Clegg were in the West Midlands today to officially launch the HLOS.

It would be churlish not to recognise that the proposed investment plan for the period 2014-19 contains some good news for passengers, freight and the industry, but the devil remains in the detail, so a cautious welcome from Eye.

Of perhaps greater interest to students of the railway scene are the revised directions and guidance that DfT has issued to the ORR, which were also published today.

Section 24 should make Open Access chums a little nervous...

Pointless signs - Falkirk Grahamston