I did a little run up the GN Peterborough route this afternoon, partly as there was somewhere I needed to go, and partly taking the opportunity to get some 365 action.The trains around East Lancashire seemed quite busy, considering the lockdown by stealth.
It was surprisingly busy, I’d have thought with the engineering work and thus no service to London it would be largely empty, but not so at all - though I had no trouble getting the front carriage to myself both ways. It was also an hourly service compared to half hourly on a normal Saturday.
Like some of my observations earlier in the week, the demographic was again conspicuously trashy. This doesn’t bode well to be honest. I know Saturdays don’t bring out the suit types, however this looked like what one would find on the Skegness line in summer rather than Home Counties; or perhaps to put it another way more like what one would expect to find on buses round here rather than the railway. Clearly a lot of people are still deserting the railway.