• No immediate prospect of sufficient compliant coaches
  • Alignment with home-to-school coach exemptions recommended
  • Minimum four-year exemption proposed
  • Additional mitigation planned

It is facile to label Department for Transport ministers and officials as out of touch with the real world – or even the laws of physics. However, they do have a tendency to flit around the railway with a large notice saying ‘lampoon me’ pinned to their collective backs. Ministers rarely look before they leap into a spot of virtue signalling.

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