Even by XC standards, the over-crowding on this 3 coach train is really bad tonight. The aisles were packed, the door areas were packed, it was like the London Underground. No-one else could physically get on so the guard locked the doors 5 mins before departure and left people behind on the platform. I suspect it has something to do with the HST incident in the South West, forcing people onto this 3 car service from New Street to Nottingham, but this is really unacceptable. Do XC sometimes have a spare unit on standby at New Street, and if so should it have been deployed? What happens to passengers for Wilnecote or even Willington where this is one of the few services that stops - certainly at Willington I hope none of the Willington residents were left behind at the platform as I'm not sure there is any later service for them to catch. The passengers agreed to me taking photographs but I didn't have enough space to capture exactly how full the train was.