Chaos in Kent, but all quiet on Southeastern's Javelin at St Pancras.
I first took the Eurostar from London to Paris in the late 90s. An hour or so after departure, I asked the guard about the engineering works that meant we were reduced to a tedious trundle through Kent commuter stations en route to the Channel Tunnel. Knowing the potential of these tri-voltage trains, this seemed to be the equivalent of test-driving a Ferrari in a pub car park.
“Oh, it always goes this speed,” was the cheery reply from the guard, as we continued our slow progress through the Garden of England. If you can remember the planets blurring outside the cockpit window when a spaceship accelerated to ”light speed” in Star Wars, Read More…
Posted in England, London, Trains, Travel, UK | Tags: 1981, British winter transport chaos, Class 395, Eurostar chaos, HS1, Javelin, Southeastern, St Pancras, TGV