Whoops! National Express lose another rail franchise

26 November 2009

national-express-611814136 "To lose one rail franchise, Dr Beeching, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness." - Oscar Wilde

It’s all going horribly wrong for National Express – only a few days ago, they finally relinquished their grip on the East Coast rail franchise to the power-hungry train fanatics better known as the governing council of UK PLC.

Now it’s got worse and they have also been stripped of their East Anglia rail franchise. National Express will have the giant train set snatched away from them in 2011, three years earlier than they had hoped.

A bidding timetable has also been drawn up for the c2c franchise that is up for renewal and is currently held by National Express and it would be a foolish man who would bet his house on them hanging on to that from 2011 onwards.

We took the data from National Express’ recent activities and entered it into a machine called The Numberiser that was built by a recent Bitterwallet work experience kid who called himself Maths Mike.

After punching in the year 2020, it told us that by then, if circumstances continue as they have done in recent months, National Express will consist of a single wheelbarrow, operated by a octogenarian mute called Reckless Old Sam.

Watch this space…

TOPICS:   Travel

5 comments

  • TVDBP
    If you like Bitterwallet you're a bummer!!!!!!!!!
  • The B.
    Does that mean if you don't like Bitterwallet you're a bummee?
  • Brian
    My name is Brian. no homo.
  • Junkyard
    Reckless Old Sam's wheelbarrow sounds like positive luxury compared to a National Express coach. Still, at least I don't need to take out a mortgage to travel by coach - unlike trying to save up for a train ticket.
  • Nobby
    @ The VD Bummers Party (TVDBP) No sir, you are the bummer. King of the bummers. Leader of the bummers' party. With VD.

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