The noble Lord Adonis comes in for a good deal of stick from his fellow comrades (particularly over his support for the Academy programme). This week (in his role as Transport Minister - not as a train spotter) he is travelling the length and breadth of Britain by train - 2,000 miles on over 40 trains spread over 70 hours. He is doing the whole trip on a standard class ticket and is being joined on various stages by MPs, train users (and spotters) and will be talking with 'ordinary' passengers.
What will come of it? Let's wait and see - but given the events of the past few days it is refreshing that a Labour Minister is focusing on finding out more about the realities of life for the people of Britain. Good on you Andrew!