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We’re all aware that public transport is not the most appealing of concepts at the best of times, let alone when you’ve got an armpit in your face, a dog doing its business on your leg or someone sat next to you eating a tub of cottage cheese with their bare hands. Yep, you read that right.

This is Our Town headed out onto the streets of Kingston to find out your Kingston-specific travel horror stories and whittled them down to our top ten favourites. Here goes:

16:41, 15 Aug 2017 by Matthew Rees

Surrey County Council officers agreed to continue the 465 route at a full council meeting. There was public outcry when it was suggested the service could terminate in Leatherhead instead of Dorking.

10:16, 04 Apr 2017 by Matthew Rees

First MTR South Western Trains Limited will oversee a £1.2 billion investment that will improve journeys for millions of train passengers, and provide a boost for the communities served. The next franchise will see:

  • 22,000 extra seats into London Waterloo each morning peak and 30,000 extra seats out of Waterloo each evening peak
  • a fleet of 90 new trains, providing more space for passengers on Reading, Windsor and London routes
  • refurbished existing trains with charging sockets, new seat covers and refurbished toilets
  • more frequent and additional services across the franchise
  • earlier first and later last trains, including between London and Twickenham
  • more Sunday services across the network, with many routes having the equivalent of a Saturday service after 1.00pm.
15:07, 27 Mar 2017 by Matthew Rees