by Gilbert B Norman
…..but British Railways (whoops, use that term generically nowadays) have their share of faulty equipment delivered to them:
Services on two of the country's busiest railways are facing severe disruption after cracks were spotted on some high-speed trains.So solly, British Soldier.
Most Great Western Main Line trains to and from London Paddington have been cancelled.
London North Eastern Railways is asking passengers not to travel on the East Coast Main Line today.
Hitachi has apologised after hairline cracks were found in the suspension units of some of its 800 series trains.
Some of the trains have been taken out of service as a "precautionary measure to allow for thorough investigations", the company said, adding it was working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.