15 November 2007
“At 300 kilometres an hour all the way, it is a little monotonous.”
Patrick Crozier

A French train driver passes his verdict on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

Hmm.  You know I could say:

You Bastard French.  You build some fancy-swanky rail link to your end of the tunnel turning our commuter lines (circa 1850) at the other end into an international laughing stock, forcing us to spend years in planning enquiries, and billions of our hard won treasure to make ourselves look like good Europeans, in the process succumbing to Zairean levels of corruption and graft, digging up half of London, even getting me to think this was a good idea, and after all that you dare to claim that actually, all things considered, you preferred it the way it was.  Fuck, fuck, fuck!

But, I won’t.

He’s right about high-speed trains, mind.  They are monotonous.

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  1. Better “monotonous” than “seat-of-your-pants terrifying”, I would say!

    Posted by Andy Allan on  21 November 2007 at 08:02 pm

  2. I found it exciting the first time I saw the speed indicator go above 300 in a German ICE. Didn’t last long - next we sat in Mannheim station for an hour due to a “medical emergency”, then we reached Baden Wurtemburg and Bavaria where they haven’t got round to building high speed lines through the hills just yet

    Posted by Alan Little on  29 December 2007 at 09:41 pm

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