One passenger said: "It’s s**t but the slow breakdown of humanity is pretty funny."
A fallen tree and a fatality are accounting for the divide.
But the choice to stand or wait should be passenger's, says watchdog
Virgin's partner Stagecoach has been barred from three rail franchise bids.
Virgin Trains said an investigation was underway.
Other odd items found in the system include glasses, weddings rings and a football scarf.
It's all part of a kindness campaign for Christmas.
On a normal weekday, almost 170,000 people a day are forced to stand on train journeys.
Green campaigners hit out at "hopeless" health and safety policy.