Passengers on some morning and evening peak services are travelling on London-bound trains which are 60% over capacity on certain routes, new figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) showed today.
On a typical weekday in autumn 2012:
- A total of 535,000 passengers arrived in central London by rail during the morning peak (7am to 9.59am).
- 977,000 rail passengers arrived across the whole day.
- The worst service for overcrowding in autumn 2012 was the 8.27am Heathrow Express service from Heathrow to Paddington station - 65% over the capacity figure of 476.
- The 10 worst-crowded services in autumn 2010 travelled between 49% and 65% over capacity.
More top news
London Ambulance Service has more paramedic job vacancies than anywhere else in England.
Hundreds of people march for more affordable homes and control private rents in London.
Police proposals suggest that all frontline police officers should have the option of arming themselves with Tasers.