It's depressing, looking out of a train window for the last five minutes of a journey, as it pulls into any English town, certainly Sheffield. They've obviously spent a lot of money tarting up the station and the bit of town immediately beyond its doors. But what's the point if along side the tracks running into the station there's a ton of discarded crap - giant plastic paint tubs, other mangled bits of plastic, split sacks of cement, and those over-sized cardboard bobbins.
If I were in charge the approach to the station (for a distance of a mile or so) would be something along the lines of the hanging gardens of Babylon - with waterfalls and stuff. In fact the train could drive through a waterfall! It'd look cool and clean the train at the same time.
1 hour ago