Tuesday, 28 October 2008


Good news for travellers and time keeping on the Midland Mainline.

EMT has decided to adopt an initiative first used by Virgin Cross Country to help passengers determine which end of an approaching train is first class - leading to significant reductions in loading and dwell times.

Alas, despite the use of the traditional yellow first class indicator on the coupler, EMT continue to use a 'festering zit' motif to indicate first class on coach bodysides.

A design that is frankly invisible on platforms over a distance of 10 yards.

Come on Stagecoach - if Virgin Cross Country could lose the ridiculous 'Club Class' branding and restore the yellow line on it's Voyagers then surely EMT could do the same.