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I wish I was Lithuanian...

Because based on the eurostat figures for rail passenger and train transport, Lithuanians only averaged 33.3 passengers per train in 2004, to our 95.7. Still, it could be worse - 185.3 Frenchmen and Frenchwomen are jammed into the average TGV / RATP train etc.

I would note that the Gauls go in for spectacularly long trains, and it is as well to get to the station in very good time. I once caught a train from Paris to Montpellier, and discovered to my cost that there was an engine in the middle as well as at both ends, and therefore could not get to my reserved seat from where I had entered the teain. Net result, I had to sit on my suitcase all the way to Nîmes. Delightful.
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Blogger CityUnslicker said... 3:58 pm

shurely some mistake...my trains in merry London have more than that per carriage, let alone train!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:05 pm

Yup, all too true.  

Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 5:32 pm

I haven't sat on an SNCF for over 20 years, when I did as a teenage boy hitch hiking around france it made me smile to note the "no drinking bottles of wine" stickers on the windows compared to our no smoking ones, not that suck things bothered me, I got absolutely fucking rotten with some other brits on the train to dieppe then the ferry home. Getting the boat then the train home reminds you of just how beautiful this country is in away that you miss hopping on and off an aircraft.
All to be destroyed on the whim of a crowd of Scottish homosexual communists.  

Anonymous David Allen said... 7:14 pm

A pity. The Lithuanians are a very good-looking and civilised people _ I would far rather be squashed into a carriage of them than a typical tube carriage of Londoners.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:42 pm

The only 'Litvaks' I know are fourt or fifth generation escapees from Tsarist pogroms... Supposed to be a fine place though.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:09 am

Check out this:
Nothing special, just a picture of lithuanian kids in a lithuanian train ;))  

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