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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2020, 05:34:39 pm »

Why are GWR allowing trains to become so overcrowded in the current circumstances?

What do you want them to do?
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2020, 06:12:05 pm »

Do we know how ‘overcrowded’ it was?  Seems a strange one to be that bad given other train loadings I’ve seen today.  Perhaps first class was partially declassified just to make it easier to follow the social distancing guidelines?

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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2020, 06:32:05 pm »

Do we know how ‘overcrowded’ it was?  Seems a strange one to be that bad given other train loadings I’ve seen today.  Perhaps first class was partially declassified just to make it easier to follow the social distancing guidelines?

If that's the case, well done GWR.

Ellendune- there are going to be a lot of people seeking reassurance about GWRs plans to provide a safe environment before they consider getting back on the train.

 If the response they get is anything like the one you provided, social distancing on trains shouldn't be a problem for many months to come, but the roads may get a lot busier.
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