Suffolk: London trains unusually quiet during Olympics

A COMMUTER has been left shocked at how quiet trains between the county and London have been during the Olympics.

The Ipswich commuter, who asked not to be named, said he had noticed trains during the rush-hour periods had been quieter since the start of the Games.

He said: “It has been less busy during the mornings which has been nice because it means everyone gets a seat. I was expecting it to be mentally busy during the Olympics but that really hasn’t been the case at all.”

A spokesman for Greater Anglia said trains were normally less busy during the summer months due to commuters taking annual leave.

He added: “We’re running extra late-night services, more trains at weekends and providing many more seats at off-peak periods in our timetable for the Games, helping to ensure that customers can plan their journeys with confidence whether they’re travelling to work, for business meetings and days-out, or for those visiting the Games venues.”

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