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South West Trains
Member Name: mcolere
South West Trains
Date: 06/12/00, updated on 22/05/01 (63 review reads)
Advantages: There is some sort of service
Disadvantages: Dirty trains, overcrowding, stations not up to much
I detest South West Trains 'service' and unfortunately I have to encounter them everyday although admittedly not that long as I come in from SW London (from Wimbledon to Waterloo).
However, although brief, my journey on So Wet Trains is awful.
The trains are frequently dirty (i.e coke cans, McDonalds cartons left on the train - mostly in the evening) the outsides are the train are never cleaned properly at Waterloo and have, even before, the latest bout of rail incompetence, been late.
Clapham Junction is always a nightmare station to stop at (I use this at weekends to go shopping or to go out) and Waterloo is not a particularly nice place to be at night. Security seems a bit thin.
On top of this I have to often stand up - herded onto trains with the stockbroker snob-set from Surrey who always insists on reading some broadsheet which interferes with my personal space.
SWT should be relieved of their duties. Whoever comes in must provide decent , long trains so everyone gets a seat and sort out the cleanliness. At this time of year I am fed up seeing people's emissions on the floor of my train!! Ugh!
UPDATE ******** May 01
I pity SWT at the moment as the Friday Guard's strike is causing increasing difficulty. Why should these lazy employees be allowed to strike. Apparently a couple of Friday's ago they were having picnics! Pathetic.
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