- 22 Apr 2010
It was obvious to me from the start that parts of Operation Princess were going to be a potential disaster. They were increasing frequencies, but reducing the number of seats per hour. Two 4 coach Voyagers have a lot fewer standard class seats than a 2+7 HST, and they even had fewer seats than a typical XC Loco + 7 formation. So, better services would attract more passengers, replacing some trains that were already quite well-loaded - and providing less space . Even 5 coach Voyagers would be inadequate for many services.