Train travel reveals a selfish generation


Selfish youth and ‘loony’ cyclists make taking public transport unpleasant.
Selfish youth and ‘loony’ cyclists make taking public transport unpleasant.

Michael Whitworth,

AS a regular user of public transport, I constantly get an unpleasant snapshot of a generation that only cares about themselves.

Schoolchildren on concession fares often sit comfortably while full-fare paying adults stand and other seats are occupied by shopping.

While most people who take bikes on trains keep them clear of doors and aisles, using the priority seating areas when free, this was not the case one recent weekend.

On a three-car train, 14 bikes filled the priority seating the aisle. This left some seniors standing and an elderly man on a mobility trike unable to board the train.

The lycra-clad loonies who pay little attention to the road rules and speed past pedestrians on paths now take priority on the train.