11 January 2008
The Metros of South East Asia: a Transport Blog podcast
Patrick Crozier

“It’s not much of a quid pro quo for having lived through the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward...”

The other night Michael Jennings, Brian Micklethwait and myself sat down with the intention of recording a podcast about South East Asian Metros, Michael being pretty clued up on the subject.

We started well.  We managed to keep to the subject for a good five minutes before veering off onto topics as far apart as colonial architecture and the evils of communism1 the Metropolitan Railway’s Club carriages, the importance of passenger information, maps and timetables (or lack of them), international fare system convergence and commuter escalators.

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The Singapore Metro with fancy butterflies

And our tendency for all talking at once continues unabated.  Oh well.

Notes
1. As evidenced by Michael’s quote at the top.

Update 11/01/08 Michael tells me that that “South” bit in the title is inaccurate.



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  1. I wanted to hear Michael’s thoughts on horizontal escalators! More podcasts would be welcome. cool smile

    Posted by Scott Wickstein on  11 January 2008 at 05:22 pm

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