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Seats on new Thameslink trains likened to 'ironing boards'.
Passengers have voiced concerns about how comfortable the seats are on the new Thameslink trains.

New Thameslink seats described as 'ironing boards'

Seats on new Thameslink trains likened to 'ironing boards'.

Passengers have been venting concerns about uncomfortable seats on the brand new Thameslink trains.

The train-operating company says the new designs - which commuters have compared to "ironing boards" - are down to fire safety rules and preventing the seats from being vandalised.

Services resume after rail delays

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The rail line between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International stations has reopened although trains will still not be calling at Marston Green.

Rail companies have taken to social media to inform users that services have resumed, but will likely see some delays.

Please note following emergency services dealing with an incident the line has now re-opened between Birmingham New……

Under threat bus service loss would impact local lives
People on an under-threat bus service in Bridgend county have spoken about what could happen if it is lost.

Elderly people moving home because of poor bus services

Elderly people have been forced to move because of the lack of bus services, it has been revealed.

New figures show the country's bus network has dropped to levels last seen in the 1980s, with rising car use and cuts to public funding blamed for a loss of 134 million miles of coverage over the past decade alone.

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Shropshire is third in a table of counties that have been worst affected by cuts, with villagers in Ditton Priors, who have not had a regular bus service since 2012, saying some elderly residents have been forced to move away because of it.

Stoke-on-Trent has seen its bus service cut by 20%, with Warwickshire also among the worst-hit areas.