The Anonymous Widower

Greater Anglia: First Class Seats Scrapped On Most Trains

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first three paragraphs.

First class travel is being scrapped on all Greater Anglia trains except intercity services from January 2020, the firm has announced.

The rail operator said it was also bringing in new longer trains from the end of next year.

Both measures would provide 20% more standard seats, it said.

I travel on Greater Anglia a lot and generally travel in the Off Peak.

I always buy a Standard Class ticket, although sometimes on Saturday or Sunday, I’ll add a Weekend First Upgrade on the InterCity train, which I buy onboard.

Why anybody would use First Class on their Class 321 or Class 360 trains, I can’t understand.

The InterCity trains are worth a selective upgrade to First, when they are busy, but the long-distance suburban trains are just a bigger seat and of a standard well below Standard on some excellent Standard Class services.

Now, that Greater Anglia are bringing in new trains, hopefully Standard Class will be up there with the best!

I wonder if Disgusted- in-Frinton will be complaining!

 

December 19, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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