October 21, 2016

Chaos as all trains CANCELLED from Liverpool Street after ’emergency’

A MAJOR London rail station was in chaos this afternoon after all services were hit by emergency cancellations.

Bewildered commuters at London Liverpool Street were left crammed into the departures hall as dozens of trains were scrapped.

After around an hour and a half, station bosses closed entrances to the station in an attempt to stop overcrowding.

The massive delays were caused after a man was killed by a train not far from the station.

Passengers were told to ditch all attempts to travel until after 7pm – delays in excess of three hours.

Many reacted with fury to the delay. Some claimed they were told to catch their trains at other stations, only for the services to pass them by.

British Transport Police say they were called to reports of a person on the tracks near Bethnal Green.

He was later pronounced dead.

As of 7pm, services to Cambridge and Norwich were running again but those to Essex were still cancelled.

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia said disruption was due to continue until 8pm, leaving thousands stranded.

Many were told to pick up their services from Stratford instead – but claimed trains failed to stop for them.

Passenger Chris Brown told Express.co.uk how three trains in succession passed him by – despite being half-full.

He said services bound for Norwich saiied through Stratford, spelling further frustration for passengers.

Some services had restarted again as of 6.30pm, but passengers were still warned of major delays.

Underground lines were mostly unaffected, and other train operators are accepting tickets for any “reasonable” alternative route.

Passengers were told to take Cambridge services from King’s Cross and other East Anglia trains from Stratford.

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