Wednesday, 30 April 2008

It's a Fine Life: The commuter forced to stand near luggage racks in first class when there were no seats left on the train

(Ed: This sort of story is becoming a bit of a feature. Have you been fined by officialdom for some social 'crime' recently?)

Commuter Nichola Myhill couldn't find a seat or anywhere to stand on her train but finally managed to squeeze into a tiny luggage space by the lavatory at the end of a first-class carriage.

However, her 60-minute journey ended with the threat of arrest and a £69 fine because she had strayed out of a second-class compartment.

Now the 27-year-old magazine graphic designer is waiting to hear of her appeal against what she described as "the appalling way she was treated". Read more
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