Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

Ich habe einen Traum…

Posted in Europe, Great Britain, High Speed by Chairman Pip on 22 September 2010

One can almost visualise it. Dr Rüdiger Grube stands at the podium and says:

Ich habe das gelobte Land gesehen. Und ich möchte, dass Sie wissen, dass wir als Menschen in das gelobte Land zu erhalten!

Actually, it’s not likely he would say that. But no doubt that the meaning would be there in whatever he actually does say. Because the promised land is edging closer for Deutsche Bahn with the announcement that the company has signed a cooperation agreement with High Speed 1 Ltd, which is the start of the final push to get DB’s Class 407 trains certified to run in the Tunnel, and DB’s services from Frankfurt running to London. The test run on the 19th October will garner huge amounts of publicity (hopefully), with many media outlets already publishing word of it; thanks to Alice Bhandhukravi, the BBC London newsdesk are preparing to showcase the test on the day, while the train itself, when it is at St Pancras, will probably have photographers all around it. Enabling the newspapers here to publish pictures of the actual type of train that will eventually operate the service, rather than just publishing “generic library picture of German high speed train”. As more time passes, this has moved more away from pipedream into genuine prospect. And this is far, far more than just a good thing.

“Deutsche Bahn Plans High-Speed Trains to London by 2013”
“Auf Wiedersehen jet: London to Frankfurt by train”

The DB Class 407 - it's almost here folks


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  1. Claire said, on 23 September 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Is that real German? I’m impressed if it is and impressed if it isn’t, because it looks like it!

  2. 關鍵字行銷 said, on 30 September 2010 at 12:14 pm

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