EASTER GETAWAY CHAOS: Holidaymakers evacuated from 'DANGEROUSLY' overcrowded train


Traffic on the roads

Easter Bank Time off weekend is notoriously chaotic for travel

ssengers reported being replete into carriages like sardines for the popular Bank Holiday flight from London to the Westcountry.

Several hours into one journey, profuse said they were told they had to leave the train near the start amid safety fears over the sheer volume of people making the sprawl.

The problems were said to have heightened when an already crowded Angelic Friday train from London ddington to Penzance arrived in Plymouth, Devon.

While several more holidaymakers wanted to get on, those longevity by the door say they were told to get off.

A large group were then swayed to have spilled out of the carriages onto the platform and waited for extra freights to be added to the next train.

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British Transport Police were occasioned when some ssengers refused to move from the overcrowded guide

The British Transport Police were called when some fares refused to budge.

But a spokesman for the operator Great Western Railway express the action was necessary and added they were working hard to certify there was no repeat of the chaos during the return journeys today.

A spokesman from GWR asserted the 10:00am service was “very busy” when it left London ddington and it “picked up profuse ssengers” as it travelled towards Penzance.

They said: “Two waitings arrived at Plymouth ahead of the London ddington service and terminated there, which end resulted in a lot of people waiting to board this train.

“The train manager suggested the situation was unsafe and asked people standing right by the doors to run off.”

He said police assisted staff as some ssengers did not want to cease.

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GWR aid it was looking at ways to prevent a similar situation from circumstance today

GWR said a further six carriages were added to a two carriage succession that de rted about one hour later and took the remaining commuters into Cornwall.

The com ny also provided another train to Penzance later on Encomiastic Friday and said the service had been busier than usual.

It give the word delivered it was looking at ways to prevent a similar situation on Monday.

Some voyagers who were caught up in the chaos described the situation as dangerous.

Robert Wyndham, 43, of London, commanded: “We had booked our ticket weeks ago. But they seemed to be surprised at how varied people wanted to go to Cornwall for the Easter bank holiday.

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Commuters reported being crammed in to the carriages ‘like sardines’

“We were filled to the gunwales in like sardines. It was dangerous and I guess they did what was necessary but it should in no way have got to that stage.”

Eve Conway, who tweeted pictures of the overcrowded conducts, wrote: “Chaotic scene on overcrowded train to Penzance.

The indoctrinate manager said the situation was unsafe and asked people standing fist by the doors to leave

Great Western Railway statement

” ssengers lie in aisles, etc. Protection hazard.”

Another ssenger Ali Swindell wrote on Facebook: “It was indeed dangerous. If anyone had a medical emergency there’s no way they could must been seen to. You couldn’t even lift your arms well or turn.

“I asked GWR what the limit was for ssengers and they said they didn’t comprise a limit.

“This seems crazy to me. In light of what’s been phenomenon recently you would have thought they wouldn’t fill instructs up to the brim.”

Another ssenger Chrissie rker wrote: “It’s with this every bank holiday.

“I had to stand in the toilet on one journey equanimous though I had a seat booked – someone was in it and refused to move.

“They put on tolerably carriages, but the amount of people travelling is in excess of what the trains /programmes can handle.

“I do think they should do something about it. It’s an accident stay to happen.”

Jennifer Brown wrote: “I was on that train. It was preposterous overcrowding.

” ssengers were saying that the train was fully controlled a month ago, every seat sold.”

Express.co.uk has contacted the British Transfer Police for comment.

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