St Albans commuters kick at train station gates amid Thameslink chaos
Signalling failure on network already disrupted by new timetable causes anger
Commuters frustrated by severe disruptions on the trains have taken their anger out on the gates of a station in Hertfordshire, kicking and pushing through them after they were closed to prevent overcrowding.
On Thursday passengers at St Albans were turned away from the platforms following a disruption to East Midlands and Thameslink trains during the morning rush-hour due to a six-mile signalling failure at Luton that caused delays and cancellations across the network.
#thameslink plumbing new depths. No trains for hours, 1st that stopped so packed barely anyone could get on. 2nd empty – stopped, didn’t open doors AND THEN LEFT AGAIN! The staff have no idea what’s going on. Packed platform, utterly dangerous @TLRailUK @BimAfolami #savehpdtrains pic.twitter.com/u9FlxLEXA2
Source: Guardian Transport