I do apologise Raichase. I honestly should have double checked my spelling before hitting send. I hope you can accept my apologies. Honestly I didn't mean to mis-spell your name.No offence taken, I assure you!
I do understand where you are coming, but I would say before any booked seats application or system could be put in place, then the fleet would need to be fully made accessible before this happens - just from a wheelchair users perspective at least.
The only thing is that if you have a booked seats system, would commuters expect like "first class" system like most UK based train companies provide??
I completely agree with you once again, accessibility of all rail services should be paramount. Everyone has the right to board a bus/train/ferry, no matter what their situation. The ever increasing fleet of low floor buses, the Waratah trains are all a great step forward. Why intercity passengers should be overlooked, I don't know.
As for the first class section, I imagine that's discussion best fleshed out in a separate thread.