Minister: First class will be scrapped on busy commuter trains to ease overcrowding

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Minister: First class will be scrapped on busy commuter trains to ease overcrowding

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:38 am

First class compartments will disappear from crowded commuter trains, the Transport Secretary has pledged, as he said passengers should no longer be “segregated”.

Chris Grayling, who commutes by train to Whitehall every day, told The Daily Telegraph he understands what a “total pain” it is for passengers who have to stand in packed standard class carriages while first class compartments are empty.

He said he is “absolutely” committed to scrapping first class on commuter trains and expects to see fewer first class carriages on intercity services over the next few years.

Mr Grayling also said he is working towards nationwide “smart ticketing” which will mean paper tickets replaced by tap in, tap out points at every station, with automatic compensation for any journey that is delayed by more than 15 minutes.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/21/minister-first-class-will-scrapped-busy-commuter-trains-ease/

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Re: Minister: First class will be scrapped on busy commuter trains to ease overcrowding

Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:25 am

People who travel first class pay more though, and they presumably do so because they want peace and quiet. They should ban phone calls in trains for a start, and tell everyone to just tone down the noise generally.

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