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Title: Dangerous overcrowding 15/5 London-Swansea
Post by: TaplowGreen on May 16, 2018, 05:19:39 pm
This looks pretty horrendous.................all these "thousands" of extra seats not making much difference - off peak midweek service;

https://twitter.com/DudeWoods/status/996400618431492097


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: Timmer on May 16, 2018, 05:22:58 pm
Was this a five vice 10?

Looking down the feed, someone has come up with an interesting name for Hitachi which I wonít repeat.


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: martyjon on May 16, 2018, 05:37:03 pm
Was this a five vice 10?

Looking down the feed, someone has come up with an interesting name for Hitachi which I wonít repeat.


Go on, copy and paste it.


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: Timmer on May 16, 2018, 05:41:32 pm
Donít need to, just add an ĎSí


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: martyjon on May 16, 2018, 05:49:24 pm
Donít need to, just add an ĎSí

So the out of order toilets were full of the brown stuff then.


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: chuffed on May 16, 2018, 07:01:27 pm
And there was me thinking he was talking about HitachiS ! ???


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: broadgage on May 17, 2018, 04:19:12 pm
According to one of the comments, yes it was a 5 car.



Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: bobm on May 17, 2018, 07:39:35 pm
Does the topic heading need correcting?


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: broadgage on May 17, 2018, 07:46:23 pm
Anyway, no cause for concern as "the on board staff are trained to monitor loadings and will intervene if necessary" Was some special event adding significantly to passenger numbers ? Or is this just the consequences of a new shorter train.

It is also implied that the air conditioning was not working properly or perhaps not coping with the crowds.  


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: TaplowGreen on May 17, 2018, 07:58:31 pm
Does the topic heading need correcting?

Correcting? Are you suggesting it's inaccurate?

"2.45 from London to Swansea. No air con, no working toilets, pregnant lady standing and getting crushed by other passengers! No staff to be seen anywhere stopping more passengers getting on!"

I'd say the heading sums it up quite succinctly?


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: Adelante_CCT on May 17, 2018, 08:08:17 pm
Yes but its May, not August, which is what I assume bobm is referring to


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: broadgage on May 17, 2018, 08:08:45 pm
I have no doubt as to the facts, but the date looks wrong ? I presume that this occurred on May 15, 2018.

It sounds worse than I realised, was not aware that all toilets out of order.


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: TaplowGreen on May 17, 2018, 08:34:02 pm
Yes but its May, not August, which is what I assume bobm is referring to

Doh! 😳 ........done!


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 15/5 London-Swansea
Post by: ChrisB on May 17, 2018, 09:53:17 pm
All the posts need doing....


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 16/8 London-Swansea
Post by: broadgage on May 24, 2018, 10:32:57 am

"2.45 from London to Swansea. No air con, no working toilets, pregnant lady standing and getting crushed by other passengers! No staff to be seen anywhere stopping more passengers getting on!"



Short trains are to be expected, it is called new train disease.

What I find to be as concerning is the reported failure of the toilets and the air conditioning. Why did these important facilities fail on a new train. Are Hitachi liable for failing to provide a train in good working order.
Whilst overcrowding increases the demands on both air conditioning and toilets, these facilities should surely be designed to cope with overcrowding.
Single unit operation is bound to occur, and even a full length train could suffer this sort of crowding at holiday times.

If there is some wiggle room and Hitachi are NOT liable for toilet and air conditioning failures, then such failures will presumably become a regular event.


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 15/5 London-Swansea
Post by: TaplowGreen on May 25, 2018, 07:51:33 pm
T


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 15/5 London-Swansea
Post by: broadgage on May 25, 2018, 08:43:16 pm
T

T for Trolley only
T for Too short
T for too crowded
T for too late
T for tea for two
T for two consecutive cancellations
T for Thank goodness, that we still have some proper trains left.
T for terminates short
T for Totness, broken down at
T for toilets out of order


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 15/5 London-Swansea
Post by: grahame on May 25, 2018, 08:45:57 pm

T - I suspect for "oh ***T I posted in the wrong place - admins please remove this" which you have now made very hard for me to do!


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 15/5 London-Swansea
Post by: broadgage on May 25, 2018, 08:56:18 pm
Don't worry about deleting my light hearted reply, nor about deleting this post.


Title: Re: Dangerous overcrowding 15/5 London-Swansea
Post by: grahame on May 25, 2018, 09:07:39 pm
Don't worry about deleting my light hearted reply, nor about deleting this post.

Long since given up worrying ... I've brought up children  ;D



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