This surprises us how?
Special needs children as young as four were told to sit on the floor of a train rather than in empty first-class seats because they would ‘spoil’ the ambiance of the carriage.
The youngsters from the Stage Right Theatre Group, based in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, were on their way back from a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe festival when they found standard class packed to the brim, meaning they had to sit outside the toilets.
When volunteers asked the train manager if they could move to the near-empty carriage of the CrossCountry train, they were given short shrift and reportedly told the first-class passengers ‘do not need the likes of your children spoiling their journey’.
Even though other families paying the standard fare were allowed into the more expensive section, the female manager would not be swayed.
After repeated polite requests to let them move, she is also said to…
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