The Anonymous Widower

Labour Responds To Tories’ Promise Of High Speed Hastings Trains

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on the Hastings Observer.

This is a paragraph.

The Tories would have to spend a vast amount of money, upwards of £20 billion, to create a faster rail service between Hastings and London, Labour said.

This is based on the cast per mile of HS2, but the only work would be some new track and electrification, so that electric trains with batteries could go between Ashford and Hastings.

I doubt it would cost more then fifty to hundred million pounds in total.

November 29, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

RSSB Appoint Arup To Review Hydrogen Trains

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Rail Technology Magazine.

This is the first two paragraphs.

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has tasked Arup with developing a case for hydrogen-powered trains on the Great Britain (GB) mainline.

The review will move to establish a high-level operational concept, any relevant operational hazards and obligations of regulation.

This must be good forward thinking.

November 29, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , | 2 Comments

Battery Trains To Be Tested In Denmark

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Railway Gazette.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Suppliers are to be invited to test battery-powered trains on regional lines in late 2020 and early 2021, ahead of a potential order which could see battery trains enter passenger service from 2025.

This order follows on from three confirmed or possible German battery train orders in Schleswig-Holstein, Baden-Württemberg and Chemnitz.

So far interest in battery trains in the UK, has not been so strong, with only orders in Wales.

November 29, 2019 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment

A Use For John McDonnell

Of all of today’s crop of politicians with crackpot policies, the one I like least is John McDonnell!

Today, though, he appeared on the BBC, as I was prevaricating about going to get my newspaper and some other shopping.

I left with all the speed of a rat up a drainpipe.

Thinking about it, I do rather look down on people who treat mathematics as fiction.

November 29, 2019 Posted by | World | , , | 1 Comment