Don't get all excited; they're not in the market for a new Chief Exec or anything. No, Merseyrail are touting for public opinion about their trains. A consultation has been launched to find out what people want from their trains when they get refurbished next year.
I didn't even realise they were getting refurbished, so this is quite exciting news. I thought we'd have to continue with what we had until the new trains arrived, somewhere around the turn of the next century. They're concentrating on five areas:
- Internal walls
- Fixtures (for example, bins)
I have drawn up a more detailed plan for the refurbishment, which Maaaaaaarten Spaaaaaargaren is welcome to contact me about any time (click for a better view):
- Private, locked cabin at the front of the train for my own personal use;
- Russell Tovey serving champagne;
- Me, on a throne;
- All the other passengers in a walled off section at the back.
If you have any ideas of your own, you can send them to Merseyrail here. Though obviously they won't be as good as mine.