Stop overcrowding on the Harrogate to Leeds Train

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Created January 15, 2011 by Nick


To reduce the over-crowding on the trains from Harrogate to Leeds and Leeds to Harrogate.

People are crammed onto the trains standing up in the lies and entrances. This is a major H&S issue as people could be injured by the doors or they could fall over in the case of the train making an emergency stop. People have been known to faint on the trains due to the lack of air.

With the recent train fair rise people should be entitled to a seat and not made to stand for 45 minutes.

Northern Rail should reduce the cost of the fair, put more carriages on or provide compensation to the people who have to stand.

There are currently 31 signatures for this petition:

  1. Stephen Howard Ripon HG4 4DX UNITED KINGDOM

    I totally agree with all the comments of the petitioner

  2. Katie Taylor Leeds UNITED KINGDOM

    The trains on this line are overcrowded at peak times and are mostly so old that riding them feels unsafe.

  3. tom hallam leeds UNITED KINGDOM

    agree, this line very busy during rush hour and ticket prices have shot up in recent months

  4. Richard Tucker Horsforth UNITED KINGDOM
  5. Matthew Pettitt Leeds UNITED KINGDOM
  6. Jennifer Cooke Leeds UNITED KINGDOM

    I fully support the aims of this petition. However, please amend the text to remove the spelling mistakes: 'aisles' not 'lies' and train 'fare' not 'fair' (although of course I want the fares to be fair too!!)

  7. Adam Harper Knaresborough UNITED KINGDOM

    I don't like travelling on the train at peak times because i litterally couldn't get off at Burley Park once because the train was so packed. £8.70 is also a lot of money for a return ticket the journey that is only 45 minutes each way. Its time the government invest in new carrages for seriously overcrowded lines such as the Harrogate Leeds line.

  8. Lawrence Chinery Burley, Leeds UNITED KINGDOM
  9. Bill Walton Leeds (Headingley)

    safety is the priority

  10. Christine Marshall Leeds UNITED KINGDOM

    I agree with the overcrowding as I used to travel to Leeds on this line many years ago. However, I am also concerned about the actual state of the stock on this line. I travelled to Harrogate last Saturday with my 8 year old daughter. The trains were really dirty and clearly hadn't been cleaned. Papers and beer cans were all over the place. Seats were broken, which meant on our return journey we had to sit with night time revellers going to Leeds – nothing wrong with this but I was with an 8 year old.

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