COMMUTERS were left stranded on their train after a passenger became ill.

The 5.35pm c2c service from London Fenchurch Street had to wait at Basildon station whilst an ambulance made its way to the scene.

This had a knock-on effect on later trains which were unable to get past to continue their journey.

An ambulance arrived at the scene by 6.30pm and trains were able to move again by 6.40pm.