The Anonymous Widower

The Fastest Ambulance In The World

This article on CityLab is entitled To Fight a Fast-Moving Pandemic, Get a Faster Hospital.

This is the introductory paragraph.

To move Covid-19 patients from the hardest-hit areas, authorities in France turned one of the nation’s famous TGV trains into a very fast ambulance.

It appears that French COVID-19 outbreaks are as patchy, as they are in the UK, where some towns and cities like Hull, Blackpool and Middlesbrough have only a few COVID-19 patients and major hospitals.

Evening up the numbers is probably a good idea.

Could we see a spare InterCity 125 train fitted out as an ambulance train to move patients around the country?

March 27, 2020 - Posted by | Health, Transport | , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Patients and infections unfortunately

    Comment by John | March 27, 2020 | Reply

  2. > Could we see a spare InterCity 125 train fitted out as an ambulance train to move patients around the country?

    Given from the recent RAIL magazine it seems some of them are due to be scrapped this is a good suggestion, but best get the idea out there quickly!

    Comment by Matthew | March 27, 2020 | Reply

    • I suspect that Karl Watts of Rail Operations Group is looking at all those InterCity 125s and thinking what to do with them.

      What’s the betting one ends up in a James Bond or other spectacular action film?

      Could Sir James Dyson, use one to deliver his ventilators?

      Comment by AnonW | March 27, 2020 | Reply

  3. Would be quite a sight to see a 125 running on the DLR with patients for NHS Nightingale at Excel.

    Comment by Matthew | March 29, 2020 | Reply

  4. They would probably take it into Platform 10 at Liverpool Street, as it’s not far away and it has road access to the platform.

    https://anonw.com/2019/11/03/the-new-light-freight-terminal-at-liverpool-street-station/

    Comment by AnonW | March 29, 2020 | Reply


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