Travel talk this week has been dominated by overbooking. But one notable transport undertaking had plenty of spare seats.
Wednesday’s Transport Select Committee hearing in Westminster had a “load factor” of just 50 per cent. The Grimond Room in Portcullis House, across from the Houses of Parliament, was therefore significantly more civilised than a pair of recent flights on United and easyJet. The number of people on board those departures was 101 per cent of capacity, until some “re-accommodation” of surplus passengers took place.
For the future of Britain’s railways, Wednesday was an important day. The session starred the Transport Secretary,