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Easter: Passengers ‘faint’ as thousands throng into overcrowded trains in London

Railway passengers are cramming into overcrowded trains and stations with some 'fainting' mid-journey while London Euston remains closed for engineering works for the Easter weekend.

Marylebone and St Pancras are among the London hubs seeing hordes of people piling in today as Britons set off on cross-country trips for the four-day bank holiday.

Good Friday has already seen gridlock on the roads and 90-minute queues at the Port of Dover.

But in a further blow for holidaymakers, no trains are running to or from London Euston between Good Friday and Easter Monday, with all services starting and finishing at Milton Keynes.

Elizabeth line services will also be disrupted on all four days of the bank holiday weekend, with no service between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

MailOnline reports that furious customers have slammed Network Rail asking ‘whose bright idea it was’ to close Euston on one of the busiest weekends of the year, claiming passengers are fainting on ‘severely overcrowded’ services where passengers have to sit on the floor.

Those affected by the closures will need to travel by rail replacement buses, contributing to the ‘nightmare’ conditions on the roads on a weekend where up to 17 million leisure trips by car will take place, according to the RAC.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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