Last night a few of the Transport Blog crew met up in Central London. Surprisingly enough the subject of transport did in fact crop up now and again.
One discussion we had was over the Boeing 787. It seems that one of the big advantages of its lightweight construction is that it allows higher cabin pressures. For some reason, it’s to do with white blood cells apparently, this means that passengers won’t be so tired when they reach their destinations. It’s amazing how advances in technology can have strange knock-on effects. I wonder if the Airbus 380 will be similarly blessed. I suspect not.
Another discussion was over train gauges. They differ between Spain and France, so how, we wondered did Rob manage to board a train that managed to take him all the way from Paris to Barcelona? And how did they manage to make the change of gauge without him noticing? This is how.