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New carriages to ease overcrowding

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New carriages are to be rolled-out to ease overcrowding on trains and make taking the train even better.

There’s no denying that most train passengers have had to rush for a seat at one point or other – especially during rush hour.

But it’s been revealed that some train operators will be rolling-out new carriages to ease overcrowding, so more passengers than before will be able to take the load off their feet while taking the train.

According to The Star, Northern Rail will soon be putting 22 new carriages to work across its rail network – meaning fewer passengers will need to plant themselves on the platform to nab a seat during rush-hour commutes to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and more.

East Midlands Trains will also be adding four more two-carriage trains to its Liverpool to Norwich route, effectively doubling the number of two-carriage trains used for services connecting the two cities.

Northern Rail managing director Ian Bevan said: “We are delighted that we will be able to provide much-needed additional capacity for our passengers from December.

“These carriages will deliver and extra 800,000 seats on peak time services from the north of England every year.”

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