Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Northern Rail has given 3,000 workers synchronised watches in a novel bid to get trains running on time. The watches are automatically updated to show the correct time - and giving staff no excuse for being late for work, which can cause havoc on the railways.
Rob Warnes, performance and planning director at Northern Rail, said:
"Seconds can be crucial to making sure that our 2,500 daily trains keep their time slots on an increasingly congested rail network. The new watches are a big advantage because they are updated automatically. A delay of just a few seconds at the start of a journey can mean that the train is late arriving at its destination, and that can cause knock-on delays to other services."
It is an interesting thought - what could we give our volunteers to help the Children's and Youth work run better? What do you think?