Delays at East Croydon station following trespasser on line at Honor Oak Park
COMMUTERS at East Croydon train Railway Station were plunged into travel chaos this morning after a trespasser on the line caused major delays for hundreds of commuters at East Croydon station.
Travellers huddled in the main lobby after being refused entry through the barriers, with many forced to catch taxis and buses to work after platform restrictions remained in place for more than an hour.
British Transport Police said an "extensive" search was carried out by officers following reports of a man on the line around at Honor Oak Park at about 7.22am, but that they were unable to find him.
Services between London and Surrey were cancelled with many delayed up to 45 minutes during rush hour.
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Greg Hinds, 24, a software developer who had been trying to get to Old Street, said: "In the end I shared a taxi and the cost between us because there were hundreds of people on the platform and I really could not risk being late. We had an important meeting. The people who do this are incredibly selfish."
Cathy Bond, 42, of East Croydon, who works in the City, said: "It's just a joke. I pay thousands for my season ticket, then people on the line and everything comes to a standstill.
"They've got to get better at reacting to these situations, there's just no reason this kind of chaos should happen where people aren't allowed onto the platforms."