Thursday, May 29, 2003


What's the hot transport story this week? Is it bells on bikes?

The bmi jet clobbered by hail?

The Virgin/bmi merger; no make that the Virgin buys BA; no, it's BA buys Virgin; ah, let's call the whole thing off.

Motorists Against Detection claiming to have put 600 speed cameras out of action?

Potters Bar rail crash report?

Nope. It's news that anoraks, flask of tea, sandwiches and notebooks are causing security alerts at Britain's railway stations. Yep, it's those dodgy trainspotters and their tank tops.

"Rail companies' concerns over security and obsession with health and safety may force harmless hobbyists to hang up their anoraks"

"The paranoia in America caused by 9/11 does seem to be spreading over here and railway enthusiasts appear to be getting the rough end of the pineapple,"

Hmmm. Difficult to have sympathy.

:: Posted by pete @ 21:35