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Author Topic: Is the passenger to seat ratio a fair measure of overcrowding?  (Read 1413 times)
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« on: December 13, 2015, 09:43:24 am »

From the Scotsman this morning

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ScotRail trains 'carrying twice as many passengers as seats'

The 08:29 from Milngavie to Edinburgh is ScotRail^s busiest service, with 380 passengers crammed onto the 183-seat train between Westerton and Glasgow Queen Street.

That's 2.076 passengers per seat.

The design for the trains used for journeys from London to Amersham is 280 seats, but total capacity of 865 (see [here])- that's 3.089 passengers per seat.

The distance from Milngavie to Glasgow in 7.2 miles, and from Amersham to London is 27.9 miles (both according to Google)

Of course, the ratio makes an excellent headline, but it's not the only factor.   I took a very similar picture to that in the Scotsman's article yesterday (yes, Saturday) looking - if anything - worse. Luckily, everyone managed to get on because the next train wasn't coming along for two hours (or, rather, the same train wouldn't come round again in its cycle for two hours  Cheesy )
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 11:54:47 pm »

The distance from Milngavie to Glasgow in 7.2 miles, and from Amersham to London is 27.9 miles (both according to Google)
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Luckily, everyone managed to get on because the next train wasn't coming along for two hours (or, rather, the same train wouldn't come round again in its cycle for two hours  Cheesy )

Possibly quicker to cycle, then?  Roll Eyes Tongue Grin
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