‘Shocking and Dangerous’

‘Shocking and Dangerous’

Thats one commuters verdict on the rail services from Wellington, Oakengates, Telford Central and Shifnal to Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

The picture from Cassie, shows travellers packed into two carriages for their trip; ‘I’ve commuted to Birmingham for 2.5 years & I have never ever had as much trouble travelling on the train as I am currently. This service is shocking and actually dangerous.’

Cassie went on; ‘It’s horrendous. Left half a platform of people behind at Birmingham and you could not fit another person on this train. It’s absolutely rammed’

Matthew, Emily & Marie all fellow passengers, were turned away from even boarding the train.

A spokesman from the Train operator, said ‘Really sorry about this. We’re doing our best in incredibly difficult circumstances. Lots of trains are being repaired due to Storm Callum and the autumnal conditions’.

15 thoughts on “‘Shocking and Dangerous’

  • November 21, 2018 at 7:33 am
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    Experienced this myself and complained. Apparently there is no legal limit on the number of passengers that can be crammed into one train carriage.

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:34 am
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    Every week it’s like this complained and sent pictures to arriva train Wales, response was to basically deal with it!!!

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:34 am
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    It’s like this all the time. Even weekend services can be this bad. Leelou Wilton

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:38 am
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    Not defending the new TFW contract, as they’ve only just taken it on and have inherited stock in poor shape. However they could hire more carriages in, or they could even put a couple of loco hauled set ups on.

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:38 am
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    I was on the 16:25 from New St last night and it was just like this, 2 carriages instead of the 4 that was advertised and half the passengers left on the platform, pi$$-poor organisation!

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:48 am
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    As much as I feel for the people having to do this commute every day but after living in London for several years a while ago, it’s just like the London underground xx

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  • November 21, 2018 at 7:49 am
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    I don’t get what’s so difficult …just out more carriages on. And stop charging people for tickets when the trains full. What’s the point the ticket man ain’t getting through that. Why should anyone pay for a service like this.

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  • November 21, 2018 at 11:19 am
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    So it’s storm callums and automanal weather’s fault. How low can train operaters GO.

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  • November 21, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    Coming from London myself and commuting around there a lot, the worst experience I had was commuting from Telford to Birmingham. The train was so packed, to the point you were rubbing noses. People were fainting and getting off early because they couldn’t stand it any longer.

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