Friday, October 27, 2006

Direct link to Eurostar delayed

Most disappointed to learn that we will not be able to hop on Eurostar trains at Stratford until 2009.

"Unfortunately, although Stratford International will be completed along with the rest of the CTRL infrastructure in 2007, it will not open until 2009 when the high-speed commuter train fleet is ready to begin operating, even though Eurostar trains will be passing through it from late 2007; this is the result of money-saving measures by Eurostar. [London Travelwatch press release & Times article, 12 Sep 06]"
From: - Channel Tunnel Rail Link:

Of course, if we had a Government that invested in rail development, we would have had this high speed rail link 10 or 20 years ago. The French managed it!

And we also learn that that the link will be further undermined: Channel tunnel rail freight will end unless Government acts - Lib Dems

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Performing Arts News in Chelmsford

For those who wonder if there is anything going on in Chelmsford, see the recently-launched mag Panic Magazine

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Travel broadens the mind....

Seing Bill Bryson at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Sunday reminded me how funny he can be and how much I miss travelling around the world. So just now I was intrigued to find The Man in Seat Sixty-One... who will help you buy train tickets for almost any journey, much more helpfully than most of the other travel websites.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Lib Dem Blogs

A wide range of blogs for your entertainment:, and not forgetting Liberal Review - The Best of Liberal Opinion, Commentary and Ideas

Mr Balloon: A Political Heavyweight?

Alex Wilcock and Millennium Elephant preview Mr Balloon's conference Mr Balloon: A Political Heavyweight

Car loses out in race into town centre

Using a bicycle can be quicker than bus or car into Chelmsford -
Car loses out in race into town centre