Re: OT: Debian Mailinglist server slow?
On Sunday 31 August 2003 14:04, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > The London Underground was originally designed to allow through
> > running from the mainline railways to stations more convenient for
> > central London than the mainline termini, which were very much on the
> > outskirts of the London of the time. There are several connections
> > between the two systems, and the "suburbs" end of several Underground
> > routes is reached over main line track, so Underground drivers on such
> > routes have to know two sets of operating rules, Underground rules and
> > national rules.
> ..this sounds like a _very_ good time to pour a shipload of concrete
> onto those wintendo-style dual rule tracks, to replace the nice hard
> rock that _should_ have separated those two track systems.
Now that's nonsense. The operating rules are basically the same for both
systems, there's no major difference. And the trains are no more different
than, say, an express passenger and a slow goods, which have always shared
the tracks with a good degree of safety for 175 years.
It also makes all sorts of sense to extend Underground services on to
less-busy mainline branches where the traffic patterns justify it.