Standing room only: government names most overcrowded train journeys

Standing room only: government names most overcrowded train journeys

Glasgow to Manchester the busiest service, but Rail Executive figures – showing seven of top 10 journeys arrive or depart from London – draw criticism from RMT

Rail passengers travelling between Scotland and Manchester airport, and from Reading and Heathrow to London Paddington, had the misfortune of being on the most overcrowded trains during peak hours in England and Wales in 2014, according to government figures.

The 4.22am TransPennine Express service from Glasgow Central to Manchester airport had the ignominy of topping the Department for Transport Rail Executive’s annual list of the 10 most overcrowded journeys, with the 4pm Manchester airport to Edinburgh departure, by the same operator, in 2nd place.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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