How busy are the trains?
Do you want to know how busy the trains are in the morning so you can plan your journey? We’ve built this tool as a guide to finding out what carriages might have seats on trains arriving in London on a typical morning, to help make your journey as comfortable as possible.
Once you’ve put in your departure station and time the tool will shows you an estimation of how busy the trains are when they arrive at each station - red means it arrives at the platform full, green means it arrives with seats available. We’ve looked at trains that arrive in London between 7-10 am.
Please note that this information is not live, it has been based on averages of how busy the trains are between Tuesdays and Thursdays during a typically busy four week period and does not reflect day to day fluctuations in passengers travel patterns. It is intended as a guide to help you plan your journey. We'll be updating the tool again once new data has been collected following our 27 February timetable adjustments.
Can we help you get a seat?
We know from your feedback that having enough space to sit or stand on our peak trains is very important to you. You have pointed out that our trains are getting busier. We would like to tell you what we are doing in both the short term and long term, and explain the challenges involved in increasing train capacity.
- We currently use all the train carriages available to us to run our peak services. We have a fleet of 80 trains, one to three of which are kept back for essential maintenance at any one time.
- Our train planners regularly review the timetable and monitor the number of passengers on each of our trains.
- We have created and shared information about the typical demand for each peak train service at your station via the tool above. These are aimed at giving customers an overview of how busy each peak train is at your station.