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Sardines Storm Virgin Trains

by | 18th, December 2008

SIR Richard Branson has been sent sardines by a rail passenger group upset by cuts to Virgin Trains services.

The Lancashire Evening Post reports the news but fails in one key item: raw, tinned or grilled and served on bed of rice and peppers?

The Post thunders on:

Warrington-based campaign group is angry that some direct West Coast Main Line rush-hour trains to London from the Cheshire town have been reduced by 50%.

The change follows the introduction of a new timetable after the completion of the £9bn West Coast Main Line upgrade.

A spokesman said: “Billions spent for a reduced service – great.”

That might well be sarcastic, or not. There is a danger that the doyens at Virgin may construe TrainSardine as a fan club, lots of train enthusiasts pulling on grey beards and big teeth at weekly meets.

The meeting is suggestive of cheese cubes, a lone Bacardi Breezer (for Joyce) amidst the home brew, Blue Nun and trad jazz.

No, no, the message must be made overt and unambiguous. Sardines should be live and, preferably, stuck to a placard and singing “It’s Hot In Here” by rap artiste Nelly…

Spotter: AGW

Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink