Today my brother in law and I did a WYPTEDR and visited a few locations around the county. On the train from Huddersfield to Marsden there were loads of ****ed-up arseholes, about half of whom bailed at Slaithwaite to be replaced by a similar number going from there to Marsden. On the way back the pacer was totally packed and the same thing happened at Slaithwaite. Back at Huddersfield the station was completely swarming with about 100 drinkers. I know this route is popular with drinkers due to the proximity of good pubs to the stations, but it seems to me to have gone too far in the sense that there are now far too many people doing it. The train to Marsden had a carnival atmosphere, but back to Hudds it was getting pretty rowdy. Every train disgorged 50 or so more revellers into each of Huddersfield, Slaithwaite and Marsden, many dressed in fancy dress like some sort of Pacer-based Rocky Horror Picture Show. The same thing was going on at Dewsbury as well BTW. Now I like a booze-up as much as the next man, but this must surely be hell for the residents of Marsden and Slaithwaite if it's like this every Saturday. On the train there was a huge amount of drunken roaring and shouting. No fighting, although I could see that that could become a risk as the evening wore on. The thing it reminded me of most was actually the atmosphere on board the Aberystwyth class 37 hauled summer Saturday trains in the 1980s, with hordes of drunken bashers behaving fairly badly. I was in my teens then so it seemed a right laugh, but now I can see that if I were a resident of Marsden I wouldn't be too happy.