Passengers forced to sleep on the FLOOR at London Euston station due to delays – amid fears of Monday rush hour

PASSENGERS have been forced to sleep on the floor at one of the UK’s busiest stations due to mega delays.

London’s Euston station was rammed as passengers could not board the trains tonight – triggering fears of widespread commuter chaos tomorrow morning rush hour.

Passengers have been forced to sleep on the floor due to major disruptions and delays

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Passengers have been forced to sleep on the floor due to major disruptions and delaysCredit: w8media
Outraged passengers were pictured sitting on the floor of the station in the middle of hour-long delays

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Outraged passengers were pictured sitting on the floor of the station in the middle of hour-long delaysCredit: w8media
Passengers at London's Euston station have been left stranded

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Passengers at London’s Euston station have been left strandedCredit: @ B7SSN

A spokesman for the station, which sees nearly 45 million entrances and exits a year, blamed a felled tree for the delays.

It has caused damage to overhead lines between Northampton and Rugby, meaning no train can get in or out of the platforms.

All passengers are now “locked inside” so far – and no one outside is allowed inside.

Pictures from inside the building show swarms of people looking up at departure signs showing delay after delay.

And some annoyed passengers were forced to snooze on the floor of the station while waiting for news.

The chaos means huge delays for people heading to the first day of COP26 in Glasgow, and those who are going to see Aston Villa take on West Ham at Villa Park are likely to miss the match.

Dozens of travelers are also worried that they may not get to work or school tomorrow.

One person wrote: “I have my three year old with me, nowhere to stay in London tonight. I have to travel on 16.28 from Euston to Warrington. What should I do?”

Another person trying to get to Glasgow was diverted to Milton Keynes for three hours – before being told the train was on its way back to London Euston.

And the same situation happened to a poor traveler: “For the second time today, my train to Manchester from London Euston has arrived … back to Euston.

“Ten hours since I left Euston for the first time.

“Almost eight hours in a train. And I haven’t traveled anywhere. It’s not. Really. Life.”

A laboratory analyst tweeted along with a meme from a man who looks sad: “Slowly figuring out the chaos of the London trains when you have to travel to London Euston from Liverpool (and also have work tomorrow).”

Another sent out a prayer for help and asked, “Please, how can children go back to school from London Euston to Manchester. Help help help.”

Elsewhere, a Villa fan said: “The trains from Euston canceled, so they are not coming to the match today anyway.

“Could be worse, but back to VP for the next one. (Wind and trees waiting!).”

And another passenger, heading northwest for a disability conference, said: “So disappointed that I can not come to Liverpool for our UNISONdm conference.

“Always one of my favorite conferences. Stuck on the train for three hours and then sent back to London.

“Chaos at Euston as everyone headed north canceled.”

And environmental journalist Cecila Keating shared a picture of a packed Euston as she shared her frustration over the wait.

“Hundreds of delegates to a climate conference stuck in Euston because Britain’s infrastructure is just not resilient to climate change,” she tweeted.

Another reporter, hoping to reach the first day of the climate conference, said it was “not clear how or if anyone will come to Glasgow” in time.

MEGA HOLD-UPS

The tree fell under warnings that “tornadoes are not ruled out” as strong winds and rain hit Britain.

Gusts of over 80 mph have been recorded, with yellow warnings for wind and rain in place over large parts of the west.

Meteorologist Tom Morgan said the Met Office could not confirm any tornadoes or funnel clouds, but would not rule them out.

A spokesman for Euston said: “All trains are currently suspended due to a felled tree causing damage to overhead lines.

“Passengers are currently discouraged from traveling.

“Due to congestion, Euston Station is currently only an exit.

“The tree has damaged the overhead line equipment that drives trains – we are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible – we are really saddened by the disruption this is causing.”

People are sitting on the floor looking up at departure boards showing delay after delay

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People are sitting on the floor looking up at departure boards showing delay after delay
Tired passengers have been left in the lurch at Euston

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Tired passengers have been left in the lurch at Euston
Frustrated passengers face hour-long delays

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Frustrated passengers face hour-long delaysCredit: Twitter
The cancellations and delays are blamed on a felled tree

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The cancellations and delays are blamed on a felled treeCredit: @DavidJohnsonMPT
Departure boards show delays and cancellations

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Departure boards show delays and cancellationsCredit: pixel8000

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