Rail bosses faced criticism as Brighton Station struggled to cope with the number of travellers after the marathon and at the end of a sunny day this evening (Sunday 9 April).
— Nammie Matthews (@nammieandthings) April 9, 2017
Passengers faced delays and cancellations and had to squeeze into shorter trains than scheduled.
The situation wasn’t helped by a faulty train between Brighton and Preston Park stations which blocked part of the route for some time.
And a signal problem between Farringdon and Loughborough Junction left all the Thameslink lines blocked north of London Bridge.
Tempers frayed at times and several people took to Twitter to share their frustration at the poor service.
It came the day after a 24-hour strike by Southern guards belonging the RMT union when Southern’s owner Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) boasted of running 95 per cent of its scheduled services.
⚠️ Due to a fault on a train between Brighton and #PrestonPark some London bound lines are blocked.
— Southern (@SouthernRailUK) April 9, 2017
— Brighton Station (@brightonstation) April 9, 2017
People shouting and tempers flaring at Brighton station ?
— Donna Horgan (@LittleMrsDonna) April 9, 2017
Brighton station is absolute carnage right now. Half the trains are cancelled and there's a good few hundred people all trying to get to LDN
— Tamsyn Wilce (@TamsynWilce) April 9, 2017
— EllaBella® (@Ellabellatwits8) April 9, 2017
— Two Wheels (@leewood191) April 9, 2017
Brighton station is literally a royal rumble right now
— Charlie Keeley (@CharlieKeeley14) April 9, 2017
Utter chaos at Brighton station . @SouthernRailUK you should be ashamed
— Dr David Bull (@drdavidbull) April 9, 2017
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