Found a copy of a paper on theTube that carried this interesting story:
First Great Western (FGW) trains to and from the capital were so crammed that a third of passengers were forced to stand on some services.
Of the worst 10 in London and the South East, the busiest part of the rail network, three are services for Oxford.
The figures, from the Department of Transport, show that the 6.14am Oxford to Paddington service was the second most overcrowded train on the network last year. It has seating for 321 but had 482 passengers, a load of 150 per cent of the seats.
We travelled on the 5.52 service between Paddington and Oxford last night and commuters were standing in the aisles. Many said this was the norm for them on the journey home.
Mark Maddox, 43, from south Oxford, said: "It can get jam packed with people standing in the carriageways and the vestibules. Sometimes you can't even get to the exits."
This is sympamatic of the whole network, so I guess that my search for a folder is really going to have to centre around small folding 16 inchers. A pity as it removes some great options but I don't fancy trying to get something bulky onboard if my route is anything like this.
Manufacturers' R&D take note. The problem is only going to get worse, so don't leave us with the only real option of the premium priced Brompton.
In this case small is beatiful after all.