back to article The only way is bork for the UK's embattled rail travellers

Come join your friends at The Register on a train journey to Bork. Or at least one to destination Aborted. Spotted by Register reader Ian – who resides in that trainspotter's paradise, a house beside a siding – something is not well with the South Western Railway train. Unless "Preinst aborted" is a station of which we are …

  1. Roger Kynaston Bronze badge

    sounds like pr0n to me

    Probably a euphemism for this https://www.theregister.com/2019/05/13/london_rail_passengers_played_pron_noises_over_tannoy/

  2. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
    Coat

    I am confused ...

    Is this the train to Preinst Aborted Central or does it go on Preinst Aborted Terminal as well?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. I'll get my coat (not to go anywhere, of course, just as a matter of principle)

  3. The commentard formerly known as Mister_C

    Not a titsup situation

    "Most likely the onboard Passenger Information System (PIS) has had a wobble during startup or a step in the boot sequence has been skipped for the display."

    PIS poor performance.

    1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

      Re: Not a titsup situation

      baaaaah, pipped me to the post.

      Somebody's gonna be PISsed off...

      1. The commentard formerly known as Mister_C
        Happy

        Remember the 6P rule

        Prior Planning & Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance

        1. Cynical Pie

          Re: Remember the 6P rule

          As evidenced by this example that has 7Ps

          1. The commentard formerly known as Mister_C

            Re: Remember the 6P rule

            That's just being pedantric

  4. John Sturdy

    A request stop in Austria?

    "Preinst" doesn't sound very southwestern to me --- more like an obscure Austrian placename, perhaps?

    (Austria has provided one of my overall favourite station names: Simmering Aspangbahn. I'm sure it could come up with a few more.)

  5. M. Poolman
    Coat

    I expect

    That that would make quite a good exhibit for the Bork Railway Museum!

  6. Someone Else Silver badge

    So...

    Most likely the onboard Passenger Information System (PIS) has had a wobble during startup [...]

    So, the Passenger Information System took the PIS, did it?

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