It has been a fun week this week with Christmas Jumper Day
We decided to travel to Brentwood by train as there had been so many accidents on the road so early in the mornings. Dartford crossing is so bad.
Fast train to Stratford International then walk through the shopping Centre to the railway station to catch a train to Brentwood. We have never travelled on the
TfL Rail Liverpool Street to Shenfield. TfL Rail will turn into the new Elizabeth line when work is finished.
We set the specifications for train frequency, station facilities and overall performance, and are responsible for fares and revenue.
We also plan and fund improvements and extensions to the network. We work with Network Rail, Crossrail Ltd and others to improve the stations and trains we have inherited, and to build new ones in preparation for the Elizabeth line.
MTR Crossrail Ltd manages and operates trains and stations day-to-day.
It is a clean fast rail system and we were soon in a taxi to reach our destination.
As we passed the M25 after Romford and felt very smug as drivers were bumper to bumper.
A very warm welcome greeted us at Empire Asbestos
Mark Stanley phoned and we all chatted and learnt what was going on in other branches.
Everyone was so cheery and happy it made us forget the Election for one day.
We had a lunch down the local pub –The portions were way to much so I had a doggy bag and Louis was pleased with that
So we were soon on our way home but we are really in the festive feeling now.
A huge thank you to Empire and we wish all the people working at this wonderful company a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year