Commuters were left fuming this morning after a packed train left passengers standing on the platform.
People travelling on Northern Rail’s 7am Huddersfield to Leeds service complained that there were just two carriages, and no room for more passengers after Mirfield.
Commuters took to Twitter to make their feelings known.
Andrew Rickman tweeted: “Hundreds will be late for work. Two carriages from Huddersfield to Leeds at rush hour! No passengers on after Mirfield as no room.”
Regular traveller Chris Shaw said: “Never enough carriages. Standing room only. Actually prefer to take the car, which isn’t how it should be.”
Passengers also claimed the lack of carriages wasn’t a one off.
Lindsay Bradley tweeted about her experiences with a train service run First Transpennine Express: “I commute daily, the 17:09 from Leeds to Huddersfield is a nightmare. Constant delays and empty promises.
“Instead of a six-carriage train we’re provided with three. People are crammed in and it’s not what we pay for.
“I’ve complained several times to either be ignored or told that they’re working on it.”
A frustrated John Dobson tweeted: “It is testament to how brow beaten regular commuters are by the experience that there aren’t riots!”
Andrew Clapham was left on the platform at Morley Railway Station and said: “@northernrailorg at it again! This is ridiculous! It’s at least once a week.”
Steven Hinchliffe was concerned about the cost and said: “There should be two ticket types. One for seating and another for standing. The standing (should be) cheaper because I never get near a seat!”
A Northern Rail spokesman said: “We would like to apologise to our customers for the busy services between Huddersfield and Leeds.
“Our 7am Huddersfield to Leeds service is booked to run as a four carriage train, but operational events elsewhere on our network such as disruption, delays and maintenance work can mean some services operate with fewer carriages than planned.
“We would always rather run a service with fewer carriages than cancel it altogether.
“We understand overcrowding continues to be an issue for our customers and we are working closely with our industry partners to ease this.”