Commuters on a South West Trains service at Basingstoke station were surprised when an announcer said: “We are going to be like sardines on this train, so can I ask that only slim people sit on the three seaters. If you are fat then it is simply not going to work.”

South West Trains

A spokesperson for South West Trains said the remarks were meant in a “light-hearted way” and were “in no way intended as a slight on any customers”.

“Like ourselves, she is very sorry if any passengers were offended by her remarks,” he added.

“We have reminded the guard about the correct approach to take in future.

“All passengers are welcome on board our trains. We run some of the busiest trains in the country and we do appreciate that space on some of our trains is limited.

“To provide extra space and seats for our customers, we are in the process of investing £250m in extra carriages and new trains.”


Source: S.E News

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