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UK Rail Company Apologizes for ‘Fat People Can’t Sit’ Announcement, Promises Bigger Trains

“If you are fat then it is simply not going to work.”

South West Trains

UK South West Trains apologized for an announcement that instructed fat people to remain standing due to overcrowding, saying the comment was “unacceptable, ” ITV reported.

Departing Basingstoke in Hampshire, the train was packed with commuters when a railroad employee reportedly announced: “We are going to be like sardines on this train, so can I ask that only slim people sit on the three-seaters.”

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Then he added: “If you are fat then it is simply not going to work.”

An angry passenger told the Daily Mail: “I am not necessarily a big person but most people are larger than those seats anyway. It’s pretty disgusting. I would get fired if I said that at my work.”

A spokesman for South West Trains said: “All passengers are welcome on board our trains and we would find it unacceptable if that comment had been made by one of our employees.

“We run some of the busiest trains in the country and we do appreciate that space on some of our trains is limited.

“To provide extra space and seats for our customers, we are in the process of investing £250 million ($370 million) in extra carriages and new trains.”



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