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Railways: Overcrowding

Transport written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will encourage train companies to allow standard class ticket holders to sit in first class seats during periods of overcrowding.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

It is an operational matter for train operators to decide whether and, if so, in what circumstances to allow holders of standard class passengers to use first class accommodation (where available). This is permitted under Condition 39 of the National Rail Conditions of Carriage.

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