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Even Croatia beats Britain on trains - Evening Standard (London)
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/13/2002 | Media Watch | Unrated
Even Croatia beats Britain on trains - Evening Standard (London)
Click Here: Crown Home PageLondon's Evening Standard compared Britain's dire railways to Croatia. Don't have the full article but extracts appeare on the Croats in the UK board:"Even Croatia beats Britain on trains". : "Rail services in other European countries - even Croatia - leave Britain's standing. Only 79 per cent of our trains run within five minutes of being on time, and an average journey costs 14p per mile. In Croatia, still recovering from war, trains are on time 92 per cent of the time and cost an average of 1p per mile. All journeys, including the 400-mile journey from Zagreb to Split, cost under £10 each way"Whilst amusing (and no doubt true - I suffer the railways myself) it does show how Croatia is sometimes seen. "Even backward Croatia does better than us!" is the message.Albania of course is the usual country mentioned for in this regard, it seems to be a standard - unfairly I guess - for backwardness.And Croatia is to link up with it for SAA purposes.Brian Gallagherdistributed by CROWN - - CroWorldNet@aol.comNotice: This e-mail and the attachments are confidential information.If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail and the attachments is strictly prohibited and violators will be held to the fullest possible extent of any applicable laws governing electronic Privacy. If you have received this e-mail in error please immediately notify the sender by telephone or e-mail, and permanently delete this e-mail and any attachments.
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