We keep on being told that National Express is taking over from GNER. November they said but no sign. And there is also no indication that change is at hand. Surely the first thing that will have to happen is the rails on the east coast line being replaced with bus lanes? That will take more than the usual disrupted week end 'maintenance work' when buses replace trains anyhow So let us declare a lengthy maintenance regime, replace all GNER services with National Express coaches and Bobs your uncle. If only life was so simple.