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Getting a commuter seat at Euston

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On 23 May, train operator London Midland updated its online guide to ‘getting a seat’ on trains from London Euston in the evening peak. The guide is one of a series which are produced for various stations on Govia’s London Midland and TSGN ‘franchises’.

Getting a seat from Euston on London Midland, weekday evenings, from May 2017

The May 2017 Euston guide shows that most commuter trains still do not run at ‘full length’ in the peak, yet the need for travellers to stand for more than 20 minutes is quite limited.

The December 2016 ‘getting a seat’ guides for London Victoria, St Pancras, and Blackfriars suggest that capacity out of those stations is more of a problem.

The government and Network Rail’s intention is to provide more capacity south of the Thames by upgrading existing lines. It should be fairly obvious that HS2 is not necessary to meet future commuter demand from Milton Keynes, Dacorum, and Three Rivers.

'Getting a seat from St Pancras' (Mondays to Fridays, Thameslink), from December 2016

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Written by beleben

May 25, 2017 at 7:43 am

Posted in HS2

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