I am one of the majority of faceless commuters who try to not be rude to others, observe personal space of others, try not to dig in my elbows or put my feet in someone’s way. I move out of the way to let someone off the train and don’t put bags on seats next to me. I sit quietly reading a book or reading the news.
Having previously spent many years commuting underground I realise that now I am one of the lucky commuters as I get the overground and it is a small line so I usually get a seat. On the occasions when it doesn’t run I have alternative transport links to work, although truth be told I am sometimes disappointed about that!
So I try get from A to B without getting overly stressed. I rarely succeed.