A pregnant commuter has hit out at train bosses for their seating policy after she was forced to sit on a carriage floor when she nearly collapsed.Her problem being that they do indeed have a policy to help with this, but she falls outside its parameters. Someone always will.
Mrs Poskitt travels three days a week, working the other two days from home. She said: “You have to have a pass [to sit in first class], and because I travel three days a week, not five, I don’t have a pass, I pay by Oyster
I thought they might be willing to make an exception, particularly after I told them about what happened, but after conversations with various managers they’ve flatly said no, saying policy is policy.”Given your commute, I’m not surprised:
Mrs Poskitt, 40, who commutes from Yorkshire via Surbiton for her job in marketing …*boggle*
She added: “I don’t honestly know [what to do next], I keep trying with South West Trains, I’m throwing myself at their mercy because they could make all the difference to the last few months of my pregnancy.”Perhaps you should have given a thought to your travel options in the first few months of your pregnancy? Or even, before it?