Friday, February 21, 2014


Trains are generally held to be unreliable in Sicily and sweeping service cuts by Trenitalia since December have not exactly restored confidence. However, the unitiated might have been impressed by the company's announcement that on the Palermo-Messina line, a train would leave Cefalù at 06.56 and arrive in Castelbuono a mere seven minutes later, while a train running in the opposite direction would leave Castelbuono at 06.53 and arrive in Cefalù at 07.00 precisely.  The only detail the planners had overlooked was the fact that this segment of the line is single-track.

Needless to say, commuters in the area are not happy and I can't help wondering what Mr Tim Parks would make of it!


Betty said...

I think I'd drive!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Ha, Betty!

Lee said...

Ummmmm....that's a worry! ;)

RNSANE said...

I think I would choose a later train. Isn't that hysterical?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It is a bit, Lee! Hi, Carmen. Yes, quite mad!


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