Overcrowding on trains to get worse
Trains can be horrible can't they? Especially in the rush-hour commute. And in That London, rush-hour trains carried 3.2 per cent more people than they were designed to carry at maximum levels.
"Faster trains and better services are attracting record numbers of people,’ said a spokesman for the Association of Train Operating Companies. "But the flip side is overcrowding and we understand passengers’ frustration when they can’t get a seat."
So basically, if you get a 'better' train, suck it up. You should have caught a 'worse' train to somewhere bleak and desolate. Or, y'know, drive a car instead.
As well as London, commuters in Birmingham and Manchester has seen passengers crushed up in increasingly cramped carriages.
As small consolation, figures from Network Rail claim that 92.9 per cent of trains ran on time nationally between May 27 and June 23 meaning that, while you may be treated worse than crate veal, at least it is happening when it is supposed to.
So if times and standards continue to improve, then the trains are only going to get busier. Terrific.