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Rail Companies Fail To Provide Enough Trains For Jubilee Revellers

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Frustrated Jubilee revellers vented their anger at rail companies for failing to provide enough trains to get spectators into London, leaving children "crying" with disappointment.

Services into the capital were packed, with many passengers, including tearful children, unable to board overcrowded carriages.

Jeremy Bellamy, a Conservative councillor from Canterbury, said: "Amazed that South Eastern trains seem to have been taken by surprise by the Jubilee weekend."


Mark Levitt
.@fgw just announced trains delayed because of “unusual passenger flow”. Who could have predicted a crowd going to London today.

Many took to Twitter to complain that a normal Sunday service appeared to be operating despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of people were planning to travel into London to watch the Thames Pageant.

Emma Bradley tweeted: "SW Trains really should have thought this through. Children literally crying cos can't get on the train at Norbiton, New Malden etc."


Jonathan Isaby
Still waiting on sw_trains telling me how they concluded that a half-hourly service out of Kingston into London would be sufficient today

J Peak said: "London Midland Epic fail! If Jubilee Sunday is sign of how you'll run the Olympic service you deserve to lose the franchise."


Jane Wintersgill
Jubilee and had just 3 carriages on train from Oxford to London. People at Slough station in tears as they can't board.

Greater Anglia and First Capital Connect were also attracting criticism for apparently failing to lay on extra trains.

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