Blog2007 ≫ Folkestone bullet train trial

A micro-writeup and picture here in the Evening SubStandard1 on the high speed rail link. Yeah baby, we'll soon be only 63 minutes away from the stinking metropolis. also has the story here3,

The site of the Hitachi High Speed Rail depot in Ashford, was unveiled on Tuesday by transport minister Ruth Kelly and Japanese ambassador Yoshiji Nogami.

The new depot will become the base for the Japanese Class 395 six-car bullet trains for Southeastern's high-speed service.

so it's not all bad news for Trashford at the moment...

A friend at work was saying this week how Folkestone used to be nice, and like all seaside towns that have become a bit rundown Brighton, Hastings, etc it was London's fault, all of the mentals are being shipped out to the coast, to our detriment. It was hours later before I realised he might have been having a dig at me, I've been so long out of London that I forgot that I lived there.

Very busy at work today, a big announcement about us buying another company, I'm still not sure I'm allowed to talk about it, but now it has been officially announced I'm sure I can refer to in an oblique manner like this.

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Paul Clarke's weblog - I live in Hythe near Folkestone. Wed + father to two, I'm a full stack web developr, + I do js / Node, some ruby, other languages etc. I like pubbing, parkrun, eating, home automation and other diy stuff, history, genealogy, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, + TIME TRAVEL.