This week in particular I’ve started to notice that most of the 1st class compartments on 458 class trains I’ve caught have had the “1st class” stickers and headrests removed in peak hours, implying those sections are declassified. Is this part of an active programme of reducing 1st class capacity on this line?
Hi, this is in preparation for 9th December 2018 when all trains on the Reading to Waterloo route will have First Class declassified.
Thanks for the reply. So is 1st class still in force (despite the lack of signage) until then?