Braintree: Travellers stranded in freezing temperatures after Essex trains cancelled (From Braintree and Witham Times)
Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting BWT to 80360 or you can email us »
Braintree: Travellers stranded in freezing temperatures after Essex trains cancelled
12:00pm Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
Weekend travellers were left stranded in freezing temperatures after Essex-bound trains were cancelled.
Journeys from London Liverpool Street to Witham which should have taken 55 minutes took some passengers more than two hours on Sunday night.
Rail users reported waiting more than 30 minutes at Shenfield for a connection after tens of trains out of the capital were cancelled.
Others complained that information was sparse and the tannoy systems were inaudible.
Four pensioners, including two from Braintree, were headed for Witham and arrived at Stratford for the 16:59 service.
They were left shivering on the platform and did not get home until 11pm.
Full report in today's paper.