Reports in the media are suggesting that Abellio - announced last week as the company to take over the Greater Anglia franchise from National Express East Anglia - may reduce the number of trains in the fleet by 15 units. That equates to 4,770 seats. Trains are expensive to lease and this may be a contributory factor in Abellio being able to deliver a service for less. However such a move would be a complete reversal of steps taken by NXEA to introduce more seats in an attempt to reduce overcrowding.
A sign of things to come?