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Something is technically wong

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Britain needs HS2, because a page on Wikipedia says that Britain’s railways carried more passengers than China’s.

@aquilanebula, Twitter, more than china

Wikipedia, 'Rail transport in China', revision of 24 October 2017

Wikipedia, ‘Rail transport in China’, ‘2.3 billion rail passenger trips’, revision of 24 October 2017

'The data on Wikipedia happens to be accurate and relevant' (?)

Written by beleben

October 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Railways, Transport

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  1. So the average trip is 492 kilometres. That must be tosh.


    October 31, 2017 at 5:26 pm

  2. No mention of course that through the lack of contingency created by closure/downgrading of some key links in the late 1960’s the total closure of Euston Station on the afternoon in question meant that all passengers for Scotland from London we being put on trains leaving Kings Cross, aside from some smarter bunnies, who caught trains from St Pancras and on to York, or Marylebone and walked across Birmingham.

    Given the one route was then carrying the passengers for 2 routes with minimal notice, all seemed to be working remarkably well.

    However this massively makes the case to wire-up the Midland Main Line, and the infill links between Bedford and Milton Keynes and Leicester and Nuneaton. This would provide the key contingency of being able to divert some services from Euston to St Pancras, and provide for long engineering blockades to deliver lower cost uninterrupted planned work on the track.

    True the busiest time for passenger travel on the main lines radiating from North London, is on Friday and Sunday nights, when people go ‘home’ after working in London all week. Solving that problem is already partially addressed by FO extra or extended trip trains. Using the express commuter stock (Class 365) which runs/ran to YRK/DON for service/repair, less stock required at weekends

    Dave H (@BCCletts)

    November 1, 2017 at 2:11 am

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