Traingate and Jeremy Corbyn distracts us from the real issue of train overcrowding | Letters

Traingate and Jeremy Corbyn distracts us from the real issue of train overcrowding | Letters

I was on board the Govia Great Northern 07.55 service at Welwyn Garden City today (24 August) to witness the extreme frustration of commuters unable to board the already overcrowded train. It was shocking to see them hammering on the windows, accusing those already on the train of not occupying “the gaps”, when those gaps in appearance from outside the train were space for arms, legs and bags inside the train. Their frustration was causing them to verbally attack their fellow travellers. This was the same morning that every newspaper ran with the story that Jeremy Corbyn was a variant of some “evil spawn of Satan” for shining a light on train overcrowding (Report, 24 August). As every commuter knows, overcrowding is far more common than a train running on time.

I would hope these angry people will contact their MPs and ask them why they support the programme of privatisations that has caused so many services to cost so much more, without providing the required level of service, and causing customers to turn on each other as objects of blame instead of those same MPs who supported the failing policies in the first place.
Christopher Webb
Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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Source: Guardian Transport

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