- 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.