Given the ongoing debate about the government scrapping the electrification of the railway between Manchester and Leeds, thought this was worth reblogging:
Commuters in the North of England are to be given second hand peddle go-karts under a scheme designed by the government to stop hard pressed commuters moaning about how bad the trains in the North are.
Whilst the majority of people in the North are too lazy to work, a substantial minority undertake paid work, usually down the mines or in cotton factories. In recent months a number of ungrateful northerners have been banging on about the state of the Pacer trains which operate on many lines in the North of England.
Pacer trains, basically the body of bus attached to some wheels, were introduced in the 1980s as a temporary solution to a lack of rolling stock. Ministers at the time argued in vain that there wasn’t any need for any trains in the North and that the people should make use of canal barges should they wish, for…
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