Give us fare deal

ON Saturday, January 20, I travelled to London for the first time this year by train from Huntingdon on the First Capital Connect Peterborough to King s Cross service and discovered my fare had risen 8.8 per cent. When the 10.59 train arrived, I was extre

ON Saturday, January 20, I travelled to London for the first time this year by train from Huntingdon on the First Capital Connect Peterborough to King's Cross service and discovered my fare had risen 8.8 per cent.

When the 10.59 train arrived, I was extremely disappointed that it had only four coaches.

Although I always get a seat at Huntingdon, all passengers who got on at Arlesey, Hitchin and Stevenage had to stand, filling the aisles. So, even with double-inflation rises, passengers should still not expect to get a seat.

I caught the 18.07 train from King's Cross, which again had only four coaches. Several people had to stand until Stevenage.

Why cannot First Capital Connect simply run trains with eight coaches as standard practice? Do my fellow passengers think this is fair practice, given the increased fares?

P WADKIN, Westbury Road, St Ives

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