One of my local stations is a disgrace, Brentwood has NO platform staff and after 4PM the ticket station is closed. Because the station is used heavily in the afternoons by students the state of the station the next morning is an eyesore!
I couldn't believe this. When my local station, New Southgate, had no trains operating through it on the weekend due to works, the station was manned from early to late, all day, including the Sunday. This station gets little customers anyway, let alone any on a Sunday! So I head down to the station the next Monday, 10am, no-body there and Tuesday, no-body there, I can easily agree with that entire article!
In an age when using public transport is more encouraged, surely a few million pounds pumped into re-vamping stations, and extra staff, isn't a problem?! Railways in Britain today are apalling, and if nothings done soon, it will be too late.
There's nothing wrong with many unstaffed stations, and this report is quite frankly an insult to those who are prepared to get off their backsides and do something about it.
Our local bus station is a hell hole, no information screens, timetables that are years out of date, toilets which have more graffiti than bog roll, and buses which simply suck.
People are prepared to "Adopt" their railway station, but i've never come across someone doing this with a bus yard. Even the most basic railway station with no info screen has better facilities than most bus stops.