First Capital Connect, wordy if not worthy inheritors of the Thameslink franchise, vowed to increase capacity and performance when they took on the route in 2005. And, God bless them, they've tackled the problem with refreshing imagination. Running the trains on a 26-hour clock is a stroke of genius. Unable to increase their rolling stock, they've tweaked the Earth's rotational period to maximise the number of passengers per day.
Now, install some fricking Oyster readers beyond Kentish Town, you time-meddling dastards.