Shared Sleeper

I’m horrified to hear that there is a proposal to end the shared sleeper service from Scotland to London. This is a terrible thing. The shared sleeper is a cheap way to get home after a show in London. It is far greener to have a carriage occupied by 24 slumbering souls than 12. And lastly, but not least significantly, removing the shared sleeper removes the last great frisson from British travel. Stepping onto a train just before midnight unaware of whom you will spend the night with is an experience not to be missed.

You might, after all, be sharing your slumbers with the Provost of the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Shame on them.