South West Trains: if you want to sit down, bring a stool

You can't knock them for their innovative thinking. South West Trains, officially Britain's most packed train operator, intend to combat overcrowded carriages by ripping out seats.

Government guideline stipulate that each passenger should have at least 0.54 square metres of floor space, so SWT's solution: get rid of those seats that are taking up all that space. Oh, and while they're at it no doubt put up ticket prices too.

SWT says, "If anything, this will enhance comfort, our experience is that many passengers are happy to stand on short journeys, especially if it means they have more space."

Read more in The Times or The Guardian...


SWT is a joke.

I think they should let people hang on to the outside!

Soon lower the numbers... specially when they hit the tunnels!

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