Com­muter films train ex­pe­ri­ence

Cynon Valley - - YOUR NEWS - THOMAS DEA­CON thomas.dea­con@waleson­line.co.uk

WE en­joy rant­ing about the train ser­vice, from moan­ing to our col­leagues or even fil­ing a com­plaint.

But one reg­u­lar com­muter de­cided to film a hi­lar­i­ous re­view dur­ing one event­ful Ar­riva Trains Wales ser­vice.

Nor­mally seen turn­ing his crit­i­cal eye to­wards tech­nol­ogy, Stu­art Thomas of Stu’s Re­views filmed the skit on Tues­day.

Youtube cre­ator and tech blogger Stu, 30, from Moun­tain Ash, said: “I take the train ev­ery day and it re­ally af­fects me when ser­vices are de­layed.

“The fran­chise could change next year and if some­thing needs to be said it needs to be said now. I ex­pect that a lot of peo­ple when they see it will share the anger about the ser­vices. I hope they will find it funny and re­late to it.”

At one point he ges­tures to the over­head lug­gage space as “lux­ury seats” and said that pas­sen­gers un­able to get on the train had a “free day” off.

Dur­ing the film­ing on the Aberdare ser­vice another pas­sen­ger fainted.

Stu said: “I couldn’t be­lieve it hap­pened while we were film­ing. It’s not the first time it’s hap­pened, so could I turn around and say I’m sur­prised? No. I was more sur­prised we man­aged to catch it on film.”

Stu­art filmed his video when the net­work was fac­ing ma­jor de­lays due to en­gi­neer­ing works on a line in Cardiff. Net­work Rail car­ried out the work in the Lis­vane area, but it over­run on Tues­day after they ex­pe­ri­enced is­sues with a piece of on track ma­chin­ery. Ser­vices were back to nor­mal at around 12.30pm.

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