I travel from Godalming to Waterloo in first class most days. We typically have 450s or occasionally 444s but i understand these we will soon have 442s?
Anyway, I’m keen to hear what’s happening to first class? Are the numbers of seats reducing significantly on these trains? I travelled in the 450 today which had a new, small 8 seat first class in the middle of the train - 2 pairs of 4 seats around tables - is this the future? I’m sure there used to be at least 24 seats in the first class compartment on these trains?
Uncomfortable, smaller seats in 1st class on all refurbished stock. Layout on long distance class 444 reduced from 2 plus 1 to 2 plus 2 layout with the same on the refurbished 442 stock to run on Portsmouth line. A reduction in quality of service. for 1 st class passengers and goodness don't we pay a premium.
The whole thing is disgraceful - essentially they are making first class the same or worse than standard class. I will be astounded if anyone still buys first class season tickets. I will be writing to my MP and I urge others to do the same.