09 September 2010

French invasion

It hardly seems five minutes since news was continually denied by First that it planned to sell its only rail freight company, First GBRf, only for this to happen a number of days afterwards. If you remember rightly, the company sold to Europorte France, whose parent company is Groupe Eurotunnel.

With this in mind, the photo below will be familiar to those who've crossed the Channel by rail - the Eurotunnel logo. But where was this photo taken?

Photo: Gareth Evans

Dover? Calais?

No, the GBRf depot off Maskew Avenue in Peterborough. A sign of things to come - and with more haste than Deutsche Bahn's been replacing the EWS name. For once, perhaps French efficiency will outshine that of the Germans.


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