Roland Mortimer

A Class Idea

Economy-class carriages will alleviate overcrowding and increase consumer choice.As a regular commuter to London during the past three months, I have first-hand experience of our dysfunctional railway market. The 19:00 train on Fridays from Liverpool Street to Norwich, for example, is one of the busiest services of the week. Usually every single standard-class carriage is…

What to do with the railways

The government needs to loosen its regulatory stance on the railway industry and let the private sector take command of both infrastructure and services, which in turn will create investment, encourage innovation and ease pressure on the public purse.