Hot on the heels of the astounding revelation that ducks like water, a new 178 page report commissioned by the Rail Safety and Standards Board has reached some astonishing conclusions.
The £500,000 report, which has taken two years to complete, reveals that rail passengers prefer:
- Trains that run on time
- Less crowded trains
Apparently, and this will come as a great shock to most, rail passengers are likely to be in a ‘positive emotional state’ if the train is on time and, wait for it, a ‘negative emotional state’ if it is not punctual.
And the remarkable revelations don’t stop there, so take a seat.
Passengers prefer to sit rather than stand, and putting a bag on a seat discourages other passengers from trying to take that seat! You live and learn.
The study involved secretly filming passengers with a camera hidden in a cardboard box for a total of one hour! Talk about in-depth.
The passenger group More Train Less Strain have also been critical of passengers being filmed without their permission!