Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Jan 2, 2009.
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Its just typical that the mainline gets repaired and is the fastest its ever been. And then someone crashes their plane onto it! You couldn't make it up, etc...
Mind you, thanks to Dr Beeching/Clive Serpell there's no diversionary routes either! Imagine, the main North South rail supply network cut off by a solitary German Bombing Raid in 1941. The whole point of multiple lines is that you have built in redundancy so that the network can still operate albeit in a reduced capacity. Sadly, successive governments of both hues haven't really done much to redress that.
What I still can't understand is how the hell he landed on the railway line.
Question is did they each have the correct PPE and an up to date PTS card?
The risk assessment and method statement must have been a sight to behold. Do you think they'd flown from Rimini?
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