Train crush criticised
Western Mail: Dec 19 2006
THE former boss of British Rail in Wales said last night he was dismayed by the way passengers are being treated since First Great Western axed the 5.18pm Cardiff to Swansea train on December 11.
John Davies, transport consultant, counted roughly 230 people boarding last night's 5.21pm Cardiff to Maesteg train, with seats for about 138. It was the first train home for most Bridgend commuters, and left 19 minutes late. The next train, also late, to Swansea, was so overcrowded Arriva added an extra two coaches.
"As an ex-professional railwayman, I'm concerned to see such wanton disregard of passengers' needs," he said.