Clearly a lack of news led to Friday's Evening Standard to report this drabble from an over zealous Virgin TM: 3 errors: - This would have been the 10:48 from Liverpool toEuston. - The cable theft did not happen in Cheshire but in Warwickshire. - Pendolinos are not the fastest trains in the UK! http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topi...=467053&version=1&template_id=38&parent_id=20 Shocked passengers were told to sit on the floor for their own safety as their train sped from London at up to 125mph (200kph). The 10.48 Pendolino from Euston to Liverpool was more crowded than usual with 600 passengers on board. Dozens were standing in the aisles when the train manager told them they would be travelling fast to make up for lost time and those standing should sit on the floor for “health and safety reasons”. Passenger Tony Bethel, 48, said: “They said that the train was diverted, then that it would go the usual route. When they told us to sit on the floor, it was the last straw.” Pendolinos, the fastest trains in the UK, have a tilting mechanism which allows them to travel around bends on the track without slowing down. Virgin Trains services suffered delays and overcrowding because of the theft of signal cables in the Cheshire area. A spokesman yesterday denied that passengers had been put in danger. He said: “There was absolutely no safety issue involved. We are investigating reports that an instruction was given for passengers to sit on the floor.” A senior source said the manager may have been a “little over enthusiastic” with his instruction.