The Anonymous Widower

Don’t Get Your Facts Wrong

In August 2011, Richard Ford, published a table in Modern Railways showing track access charges for the new IEP against the IC125 and IC225.

Unfortunately, he made a mistake in the figures.

Then a Government Minister then used the figures to answer a question in Parliament many months later, giving an answer that was plainly wrong.

Probably, this shows the reasons why you shouldn’t use that thinking technique beloved of idiots everywhere; cut and paste.

The real problem here, is that the Department of Transport civil servant, who made the mistake, is probably too precious to be disciplined.

But Roger gave him or her, a good kicking in the article and has passed the real information to the National Audit Office.

February 24, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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