Has anyone ever asked occupants of the “blue label” seats on South West Trains or other if they could have the seat instead? These seats state that they should be given up if needed by someone with a disability, but in my experience the occupants are oblivious to this and never volunteer the seats (burying their heads in their newspapers) - even when someone nearby like myself is having to stand with a walking stick. Very uncomfortable and difficult for me to manage this for the daily 50 min commute into Waterloo.
Have been nervous about asking people if I could have a seat instead (also you don’t know if they have any disability themselves).
Your thoughts appreciated!