Extra seats on our busy trains

Rail passengers in Worksop will see more seats on peak time trains when Northern Rail introduces 50 additional carriages across its network from Monday.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 10th December 2011, 10:41 am

On the Retford to Sheffield route they are increasing the number of seats on three peak time services.

A Northern Rail spokesman said: “We will have more than 200 seats per day for this particular route and we hope this will go some way to easing the overcrowding issue and create a more enjoyable journey experience for our passengers.”

The extra carriages are the result of the Department for Transports rolling stock programme, which has secured a total of 60 additional carriages for Northern Rail, benefiting 20 per cent of the rail operator’s major urban centre peak time trains.

Bassetlaw MP John Mann welcomed the news, saying: “This is long waited good news for people who have to travel by train to Sheffield on a regular basis.”

“The daily misery of overcrowding and lack of capacity has been regular complaint by residents who have to squeeze into a train to get to work and back again.”

“This is not just a value for money issue, it has also been a health and safety concern for travellers especially in the hot summer months.”

“This is a great Christmas gift for our Sheffield commuters.”