Right, try to be ECO. Take the class of 9 special needs children on a train to Birmingham. Sounds a good idea. The children get the thrill of the train ride, we save the planet, everyone's happy.
First train cancelled, second train full and the request for space to appear in the aisles ignored. Left on the platform, one child crying from the cold and placating chocolate bars brought for the disappointed nine and two TAs.
Next train, fullish but we got on and ended up only 20 minutes late for our wonderful [thanks Birmingham Museum and Art gallery] hands on artifact experience.
So I ask the question - who'd catch a train. Was our experience a one off? I doubt it.