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100k standing during rush-hour

More than 100,000 London-bound rail commuters - a fifth of the overall total - have to stand at the busiest times of the morning rush-hour, according to Government figures.

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Most crowded London-bound train routes in 2012

These were the most-crowded routes in autumn 2012. The capacity figure refers to the standard class passenger capacity for that train and the load figure refers to how many people actually travelled:

  • 8:27am Heathrow-London Paddington - 476 - 786 65%
  • 6.13pm London Euston-Birmingham New Street - 698 -1,049 65%
  • 6;00pm London Waterloo-Portsmouth Harbour - 738 - 1,186 61%
  • 7:17am Banbury-London Marylebone - 476 - 752 58%
  • 6:19am Birmingham Moor St-London Marylebone - 288 - 445 55%
  • 7:32am Tattenham Corner-London Bridge - 860 - 1,324 54%
  • 6:15am Portsmouth Harbour-London Waterloo -598 - 897 50%
  • 7:09am Henley-on-Thames-London Paddington - 440 - 657 49%
  • 7:10am Haslemere-London Waterloo - 738 - 1,100 49%

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