HIGH-SPEED HYPOCRISY

There are many things that wind me up – hard seats, Voyagers, pseudo research, electrification delays… but worse than all these are anti-HS2 railway folk!

Pan Up

Nose cone effect: e320 at St Pancras International.

If there was a Silver Spanner for the most improved railway operator I would present it to Eurostar. I took the first e320 to Brussels, Business Premier, and it was just great. Service spot on, food excellent, quiet, comfortable and, most of all, fast. The ride issues I noticed a few months ago on the Paris route (‘Pan Up’, August 2016 issue) were not in evidence – ‘French track’, said someone whom I cannot call a spokesman.

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