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.