Transport companies are now training drivers and employees how to deal with those who wake up in a state of confusion after nodding off on public transport.
Andy Kennedy, from the Black Country, said: ‘I keep on fly kipping all of the time because I am so knackered.
‘I suffer from sleep apnea so always know when I’ve been sleeping because all those people sitting round me have moved because of my snoring.’
A London Midland Trains spokesman said: ‘All our conductors have to check every carriage at the end of the line in case any passenger has fallen asleep. It is part of our routine now.’
London Midland is hoping to introduce new technology which could alert passengers via their headphones that their station is approaching.
Union bosses claim people are working harder than ever before in Britain – leaving them susceptible to ‘fly kipping’.