Trains are becoming even more overcrowded - these images may be distressing

Nope, it isn't just your just train that's always packed - more than a third of rail passengers have to stand on some trains during morning rush hour.

As the number of passengers increases, official figures show that 35% of commuters on services into Blackfriars stand, and the numbers are similar for trains into other stations including Waterloo, Fenchurch Street and Moorgate.

And experts are getting worried. The Department for Transport report said: "The worsening crowding levels show that capacity provision is not coping with rising levels of passenger demand."

But we don't need to tell you, beleaguered commuters, how much of a nightmare that is.

More than 580,000 passengers arrived in London by train on a typical morning peak last autumn. Here's a rough idea of what that looks like at any given station along the way...

It's an issue whether you're on the train, or still stuck out on the platform...

And it's all made more frustrating when things like this happen...

Worse, still, in the sweltering summer humidity we've been enjoying lately...

Southern Rail in particular has faced severe criticism of its customer service in recent months, with levels of staff sickness, strikes and technical problems leading to days like this...

In London, more than 160,000 additional passengers travelled by train compared with autumn 2011, the figures showed.

But the problem isn't just in the capital, with 20% of morning commuters arriving at Birmingham have to stand, compared to 16% at Leeds and Manchester, and 12% at Cardiff.

Rail Minister Paul Maynard said: "These statistics reveal the unprecedented scale of passenger demand, with journeys doubling in the past 20 years.

"We are investing a record £40 billion into the network to address this, delivering 3,700 extra carriages by 2019 and providing a huge boost to capacity through programmes like HS2, Crossrail, and the £6.5 billion Thameslink programme."

Mick has strong words for officials in charge of controlling transport.
Mick has strong words for officials in charge of controlling transport (Yui Mok/PA)

But Mick Whelan, general secretary of the train drivers' union Aslef, said: "Sadly, the privatised train companies are failing to deliver and this Government is letting them get away with it.

"If you're standing on your train today, then you'll be standing on your train in 10 years' time because the Government doesn't care enough to do anything about it and the companies only care about making money, not delivering a service."

Let's hope that isn't true...

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