Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Virgin vs Arriva

Considering the major advances that Virgin Cross Country has made on the very difficult to operate long journeys in their franchise, I am surprised that they lost the franchise back in July to Arriva. I don't know much about Arriva so perhaps the jury should stay out for the time being. But I will miss the red Voyagers, the staff and the refreshing Richard Branson style attitudes.
Plymouth-Glasgow at Tiverton Parkway
Can't help but wonder if those bureaucrats at the DfT were just plain envious of Branson.