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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby kurupetos » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:38 pm

Lordo wrote:i seem to remember another project that cut travel times by half and that was also the future and yet where is it? gooooeeeennnnneeeeeeeee.

hs2 is no different.

it makes no sense to start a brand new line or to aim for 250 miles an hour in a country which is less than 880 miles. a few thousand miles perhaps.

don't knock donkey power, unless we crack renewable energy or utalising the sun we may well end up returning to that.


I will put you to work too, reghaourospore. :mrgreen:
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby Lordo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:58 am

kurupetos wrote:
Lordo wrote:i seem to remember another project that cut travel times by half and that was also the future and yet where is it? gooooeeeennnnneeeeeeeee.

hs2 is no different.

it makes no sense to start a brand new line or to aim for 250 miles an hour in a country which is less than 880 miles. a few thousand miles perhaps.

don't knock donkey power, unless we crack renewable energy or utalising the sun we may well end up returning to that.


I will put you to work too, reghaourospore. :mrgreen:


is that you on the left there, looks a lot like you.
i bet a lot of donkeys find you atractive. its the way you walk must be.
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby Lordo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 am

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-10-16/woman-died-leaning-out-of-train-window-below-inadequate-warning-sign-says-accident-report/

and these people are capable of building a train line.

have not pruned the trees near a railway line for 10 years. of course privatisation works.
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby cyprusgrump » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:58 pm

Lordo wrote:https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-10-16/woman-died-leaning-out-of-train-window-below-inadequate-warning-sign-says-accident-report/

and these people are capable of building a train line.

have not pruned the trees near a railway line for 10 years. of course privatisation works.



Network Rail is the owner (via its subsidiary Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, which was known as Railtrack plc before 2002)[5] and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in Great Britain.[6] Network Rail is an arm's length public body of the Department for Transport with no shareholders, which reinvests its income in the railways.

Network Rail's main customers are the private train operating companies (TOCs), responsible for passenger transport, and freight operating companies (FOCs), who provide train services on the infrastructure that the company owns and maintains. Since 1 September 2014, Network Rail has been classified as a "public sector body".[7][8]

To cope with quickly rising passenger numbers, Network Rail is currently undertaking a £38 billion programme of upgrades to the network, including Crossrail, electrification of lines and upgrading Thameslink.


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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby Lordo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:03 pm

and it has been run by the wankers called tories.
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby cyprusgrump » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:06 pm

Lordo wrote:and it has been run by the wankers called tories.



So nothing to do with privatisation then...? :lol:
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby Lordo » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:37 pm

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Lordo wrote:and it has been run by the wankers called tories.



So nothing to do with privatisation then...? :lol:

of course it has, it has fragmented the railway system. in any case surely the train operators are tasked to report any dangers they see in their journeys. so as they were more concerned with making a profit rather than safty, of course it has everything do with privatisation.

how can any kant allow a train to be taken where there is a high risk of such an event happening.
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby cyprusgrump » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:38 am

Lordo wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Lordo wrote:and it has been run by the wankers called tories.



So nothing to do with privatisation then...? :lol:

of course it has, it has fragmented the railway system. in any case surely the train operators are tasked to report any dangers they see in their journeys. so as they were more concerned with making a profit rather than safty, of course it has everything do with privatisation.

how can any kant allow a train to be taken where there is a high risk of such an event happening.



So the state-run company that owns and is supposed to actually maintain the track infrastructure had nothing to do with it then...? Nothing to see here, they obviously had no reason to actually, you know, inspect the track and make sure it was safe or anything like that...? :lol:
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby Lordo » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:42 am

cyprusgrump wrote:
Lordo wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Lordo wrote:and it has been run by the wankers called tories.



So nothing to do with privatisation then...? :lol:

of course it has, it has fragmented the railway system. in any case surely the train operators are tasked to report any dangers they see in their journeys. so as they were more concerned with making a profit rather than safty, of course it has everything do with privatisation.

how can any kant allow a train to be taken where there is a high risk of such an event happening.



So the state-run company that owns and is supposed to actually maintain the track infrastructure had nothing to do with it then...? Nothing to see here, they obviously had no reason to actually, you know, inspect the track and make sure it was safe or anything like that...? :lol:

of course it has but who exactly runs the state owned company? who is responsible for it's failings? the clue is in its description. get it state owned. when something goes wrong who does the buck stop with, the exec of course.

not that you would care one way or the other, you do not much care for state ownership, just greed. greed is good right?
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Re: hs2 - what a disaster

Postby cyprusgrump » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:25 pm

Lordo wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Lordo wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Lordo wrote:and it has been run by the wankers called tories.



So nothing to do with privatisation then...? :lol:

of course it has, it has fragmented the railway system. in any case surely the train operators are tasked to report any dangers they see in their journeys. so as they were more concerned with making a profit rather than safty, of course it has everything do with privatisation.

how can any kant allow a train to be taken where there is a high risk of such an event happening.



So the state-run company that owns and is supposed to actually maintain the track infrastructure had nothing to do with it then...? Nothing to see here, they obviously had no reason to actually, you know, inspect the track and make sure it was safe or anything like that...? :lol:

of course it has but who exactly runs the state owned company? who is responsible for it's failings? the clue is in its description. get it state owned. when something goes wrong who does the buck stop with, the exec of course.

not that you would care one way or the other, you do not much care for state ownership, just greed. greed is good right?


So you admit it was a failing of the state owned company that was responsible for the maintenance of the line...

...yet you want more state control, you want them to run the trains too...? :roll:

Still if you nationalise electricity generation as well the trains will probably be stranded without power so I suppose that would be safer in a way...? :lol:
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