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Thursday 26 April 2007 Favourite Train

Discovered today that I have a favourite train. Who knew you could even have such a thing? It's the 07:45 from Birmingham New Street to London Euston. Yes, New Street isn't exactly a jewel of a station so it's not a grand start. Euston, while admirably usable, is second only to Liverpool Street as London's least attractive station, so journey's end isn't especially exciting. But the bit in between! The 07:45 makes only one stop, at Birmingham International, then it charges, charges I tell you, to London, timetabled to arrive at 09:06. 81 minutes! And this morning it was earlier, because by 09:06 I was in Camden Food buying yogurt and coffee. 81 minutes!

I can leave my house in sunny Moseley, cycle to the station, hop on the train, get the tube across London, and be at my client's office near Waterloo in a shade over two hours. That's 120 miles by road, and I can do it in 2 hours. I might not have a flying car, but tell me I'm not living in the future.


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