Yesterday evening I switched on Radio 4’s PM to be shocked by the first thing I heard. The Indian government has announced plans to build a bullet train, capable of reaching over 200 mph, with help from the Japanese. Operating between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, the project is expected to be completed in just five years’ time.
It was this shock headline that’s forced me to issue this public apology to the Indian government today. Several times in this blog I’ve referred to Wales as having ‘a Third World’ public transport system. In the light of the news from India yesterday, it seems that it’s nowhere near that good. Sorry to anyone living in the developing industrial nations for any offence I may have caused.