A big passenger train will be coming into London this week, but the new technology it will bring to the city may also make some passengers uncomfortable.
According to the Guardian, a number of passengers have reported they have felt uncomfortable on trains in recent weeks as they’ve experienced a sudden surge in traffic on trains.
The latest data from London Underground, which is also published by the London Evening Standard, shows a 10% increase in train traffic on the Northern line between Victoria and Knightsbridge in the last 24 hours.
The data also shows that over a month, the average time on a train has increased by 4 minutes, to an average of 4:30am.
While the majority of passengers are happy to take a train and are happy with it, there are also a few who have voiced concerns about the increased traffic.
“I’ve been on this train for the past seven months and it’s just been too much traffic, it’s not a pleasant experience,” one customer told the paper.
“There’s been a few people with serious injuries who are in serious need of hospital treatment.
I’m not sure I can do anything to help but it’s going to be too much.”
The data, which also showed that the number of injuries reported on the Underground over the past year has more than doubled from 8,000 in 2013 to 17,000 this year.
The Metropolitan Police are currently investigating the cause of the increase and said it was “aware of a number” of cases where people were injured as a result of the increased travel.
“It’s clear that this increased traffic has had an impact on people’s ability to enjoy the journey and for that we are extremely concerned,” the Met said in a statement.
“Our priority is to make the most of our limited resources and provide all passengers with the safest and most efficient journeys possible.”
The Metropolitan is currently looking into the cause and the Metropolitan Police has said they will be contacting passengers who have experienced a similar situation.