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EUWAVE
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« on: September 09, 2015, 11:09:21 AM »

I note on the BBC website this morning that the Reading to Paddington GW Rail route gets two trains in the top five of the ten most crowded trains in the country, see below. When I go into London on business I try not to catch a train before 9.15, A] Because of such overcrowding and B] it is almost half the price. I object to paying 27 odd to stand up all the way into London.

1.   04:22 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport
2.   16:00 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh
3.   06:31 Reading to London Paddington
4.   07:57 London Heathrow to London Paddington
5.   07:02 Reading to London Paddington

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GeekBoy
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 11:49:13 AM »

I note on the BBC website this morning that the Reading to Paddington GW Rail route gets two trains in the top five of the ten most crowded trains in the country, see below. When I go into London on business I try not to catch a train before 9.15, A] Because of such overcrowding and B] it is almost half the price. I object to paying 27 odd to stand up all the way into London.

1.   04:22 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport
2.   16:00 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh
3.   06:31 Reading to London Paddington
4.   07:57 London Heathrow to London Paddington
5.   07:02 Reading to London Paddington



The 07:02 has been cancelled for the last two days,maybe it's in an effort to make sure that it's not overcrowded? :-)
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EUWAVE
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 04:41:05 PM »

Yes I know it is ridiculous. I caught a train the other morning about 8.30 going into Paddington and there were only 3 carriages, it was jammed with people standing in the corridors and by the doors.  Coming out of London at around 4 pm, so before the real rush started, there were 5 carriages and the train was less than half full. The people that do the planning on this route obviously do not use it themselves as they would see that they have it round the wrong way, it should be 5 in the morning and 3 carriages in the afternoon outside of rush hour.
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Gazzetta
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 06:03:53 AM »

I definitely think the train tracks should be paved over.   Turn Cookham into a commune.   I, for one, wont miss the commute into Canary Wharf every day.   Build a massive perimeter fence.  All big dogs off leads to prevent people coming in or out.   All men must have the same dodgy haircut.  I need to buy a matching wig.  Every good commune needs a leader and I have printed the ballot papers already along with my acceptance speech.
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Paris
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 10:45:09 AM »

What colour wig?  Or will you have a different one for each day of the week?
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Gazzetta
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2015, 11:42:30 AM »

Another great thought evoking response from Paris.   

It would have to be the same wig every day.   I wouldnt want to become a laughing stock.
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