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They are probably going to put a lot of 4mm scale journalists on board and see if radius 1 curves make 'em throw up! The Hacks had a lot to answer for in killing off the APT....


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As far as I understand it the APT did its job too well, fully compensating for the curvature. The problem with this was that what the passengers' eyes told them didn't match what their bodies were feeling and this caused the feeling of nausea. Branson's Pendolinos and the like compensate to a degree but not fully, giving the passenger the sensation of gentle cornering but not glueing them to the sides of the coach...

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I'd agree with the comment about the HST. They have enjoyed a remarkable life and look capable of having their first 30 years extended even more. They saved BR when they were introduced and offer greater comfort than many of their so-called replacements.... ho hum!

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