Time to blame the passengers daring to use the trains! Passengers, you are awful!
@bellagerensSorry about this. It is due to unusually large passenger flow.If you are delayed over 1 hour you may be entitled to compensation
— First Great Western (@FGW) October 18, 2012
Really? If passengers don’t use the service, there would be plenty of room. Stop using the services, passengers! You’re causing a problem.
@rachey6 Indeed. But my point was that as we are using all available carriages would you rather we had turned you away from the train? ^P
— First Great Western (@FGW) February 17, 2013
@aintthatrite However there is no set trend. A service that is busy now can run virtually empty on another day.
— First Great Western (@FGW) February 17, 2013
— Richard Pope (@VaticanUK) February 2, 2013
Same story during the London 2012 Olympics. You must feel sorry for First Great Western as these events might only be arranged several years in advance.
.@FGW The 'excuse' was 'abnormally large passenger flow'. Because you don't expect people to use trains on weekends or anything.
— Michelle Allison (@m_allison) February 2, 2013
— First Great Western (@FGW) February 11, 2013
High Volume Of Tweets breaks its way into the Top 5 Excuses.
… and for extra SYMPATHY POINTS:
The disruption caused by a person being hit by a train at Stapleton Road now ended. Services are no longer affected by this problem.
— First Great Western (@FGW) February 9, 2013
23 minute delay so far. Well done @FGW and what an excuse 'Unexpected number of passengers' people actually use the train and you cock it up
— Julian Myles (@MEGABUCBUC) November 30, 2013
Train is late due to ‘unexpected passenger traffic’ translation. ‘It’s just two fucking carriages’. Nice work FGW.
— Liam Stone (@liamstone) December 15, 2013
Looks like @fgw have invented a new excuse announcement this train is delayed due to "an unusually large passenger flow"
— Sam Machin (@sammachin) December 14, 2013
Loving @FGW now blaming lateness on passengers: "large numbers of passengers boarding"
— Raymond Céitinn (@PerformancePunk) July 23, 2013
Grumpy train manager on my @fgw train this morning… delays were apparently due to the passengers at the back of the train
— Dave Luckett (@daveluckett) December 11, 2013
First Great Western just announced a delay due to "an unusually large passenger flow". There were giggles up and down the platform at Didcot
— Simon Glendinning (@lonanglo) January 29, 2014
Here's a new one from First Great Western: "Your train is delayed due to an unusually large passenger flow." Just, wow.
— Angharad Bishop (@angharadbishop) February 21, 2014
@FGW Nice of the driver to blame passenger numbers. Are we just an inconvenience to you? Should we just Sponsor a Train for £200 per month?
— Rich (@recklessrik) February 19, 2014
"FGW apologises for the delay this is due to an unusually large passenger.. flow".. the slight delay had the platform in laughter :)
— ZachDowd (@ZachDowd) February 20, 2014
There it is – the classic @FGW blaming passengers for the delays. There are just too many of us. Perhaps they'd like us to set up a rota?
— Justine H (@SeatInTheStalls) February 19, 2014
TM just blamed the delay on the volume of passengers getting on the train. So it's our fault? @fgw I apologise for being part of the problem
— Commute Club (@CommuteClub) February 20, 2014
— My6Percent (@My6Percent) February 20, 2014
@rj_panesar Hi Raj. Really sorry for any overcrowding. We are experiencing a higher passenger flow than normal due to the good weather. Leo
— First Great Western (@FGW) April 16, 2014
Blame the weather! You evil, EVIL SUNSHINE!
@alexjack Apologies Alex, this service was terminated early due to an unusually large passenger flow earlier -Max
— First Great Western (@FGW) April 19, 2014
#fgw. Multiple cancellations Maid-Pad due flooding. Only train running delayed partly due to 'passenger numbers'. Naughty passengers!
— gpn01 (@gpn01) January 8, 2014
@FGW Announcement on the 8.09 RDG>PAD blames delay on "passengers opening doors to get on the train". Er, how else are we supposed to board?
— BinBagBob (@binbagbob) March 13, 2014
@dtfc1907 Thanks. As the previous service was cancelled it was busier than normal. Passengers getting on and off delayed it. Jess
— First Great Western (@FGW) February 27, 2014
FGW blaming passengers for their own delays again… pic.twitter.com/vqCUPyi0DN
— Commuting Rants (@CommutingRants) February 27, 2014
Just big enough for us to read!
— dylan glover (@dylanski74) February 27, 2014
Seriously @FGW – suddenly telling passengers you're not stopping at next station (Hanborough) cos train is "too full"?? This is a new low.
— Isabel Oakeshott (@IsabelOakeshott) February 28, 2014
@EmofJohnson Sorry about this. Looks like crowding at Hayes delayed the service this morning. Leo
— First Great Western (@FGW) June 3, 2014
@FGW_hell 2/2 Looks like passenger loading times is causing a delay on the service. Apologies again. Leo
— First Great Western (@FGW) May 27, 2014
— Paul Swaddle (@paulswaddle) May 20, 2014
— Lemon Tree (@sliceandserve) June 30, 2014
— Nikki Hayward (@duchessofnikki) May 24, 2014
— Belle (@jadeangel79) May 20, 2014
today’s automated @fgw excuse for the 19min delay: ‘an unusually high passenger flow’. what utter bollocks.
— Emilie Renard (@eflatmajor_) June 26, 2014
— Bill (@Sospirando) March 24, 2015
— Jamie Wake (@jamiewake) March 24, 2015
"an unusually large passenger flow", great new reason for shambolic @FGW service.
— James Donald (@Jimmy_WD) April 25, 2015
Train delayed due to 'passengers transferring between trains earlier' – @FGW blames passengers for its own inability to run a train company
— Joanna Thomas (@joanna_LT) May 4, 2015