‘Chaos’: has British rail travel fallen into an abyss?
In Greek mythology Eros emerged from an abyss known as ‘chaos’ – if only something lovely would arise from today’s rail troubles
This week transport secretary Chris Grayling was accused of being “asleep at the wheel”, although trains don’t have steering wheels, so perhaps he was asleep at the dead man’s handle. There is still widespread “train chaos” or “rail chaos” or “travel chaos” since train companies had to introduce new timetables and promptly failed to run trains according to them. This they weasellishly call “disruption”, though that word’s original meaning, of a violent tearing-apart, is more apt.
The meaning of utter disorder arises first with William Tyndale’s 16th-century translation of Matthew’s Gospel
Source: Guardian Transport
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