THE number of overcrowded trains on the ScotRail network has more than quadrupled over the past five years amid record demand for rail travel.
The problem is most frequent on Glasgow-Edinburgh services during the morning and afternoon peak periods, which accounted for more than one-quarter of overcrowded trains.
However, the highest loadings were recorded on trains in the Strathclyde suburban network, which accounts for nearly two- thirds of train journeys in Scotland. On services between Dalmuir and Motherwell or Larkhall, some trains had in excess of 100 more passengers than seats available.
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