If you want to know the time

Ask a train driver. BBC News reports that GNER, despite their current difficulties will be issuing their staff with radio controlled watches to make sure they all know when trains are supposed to depart.

I’ve had a watch like that for a few years – it picks up a radio signal once a day and adjusts itself to the current time from an atomic clock. I got it because I like toys like that. GNER have much more sensible reasons…

Of course, knowing the right time won’t help at all when the train’s late because another one has broken down in front of it, or the overhead cables have come down, or there’s a delay getting a free platform at York. But at least they’ll know exactly how late they’re running.