David Crausby – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Crausby on 2014-06-05.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that overcrowding on trains is (a) regulated and (b) effectively monitored.

Stephen Hammond

Capacity provided by franchised rail operators is monitored by the Department through regular passenger counts. The results enable the Department to liaise with operators where capacity problems are identified, and to ensure that potential solutions are investigated.

It is for the rail industry to plan to fully deploy available rolling stock to best meet passenger demand, and take all reasonable steps to minimise any crowding.