Should you ask someone to vacate your reserved seat on a train?
Most railway passengers prefer to stand or look for another seat rather than ask someone to move, research shows. It is time we overcame this most British of behaviours
For British people travelling by public transport, speaking to someone might seem like a fate worse than death – but is avoiding it really worth hours and hours of standing up on a train?
It seems so, according to research by train operator LNER (London North Eastern Railway). They found that just over half (56%) of us would actually prefer to stand, or make the effort to find an alternative seat, rather than simply ask a passenger who has sat down in our reserved seat to move.
Source: Guardian Transport