Passengers Stuck On Packed Essex Trains

Passengers have been stuck on packed rush-hour trains after a power supply problem hit busy commuter routes between Essex and London.

Fenchurch Street Station

The problem meant that for a time no trains were able to run between Tilbury Town/Upminster and London's Fenchurch Street station.

A number of London-bound trains came to a halt, with the problems for passengers being compounded later by a trespasser on the tracks.

Passenger Sarah Calkin tweeted: "O my God. I'd be better off walking to London."

At 9am, Jenna Collier tweeted: "Left the house at 6.20 and still not at work!"

Eventually, a limited amount of power was restored and the stationary trains were able to start moving.

The problem affected passengers with the c2c train company. A number of travellers switched to using Abellio Greater Anglia trains which also became packed.

The problems on c2c are expected to last until the end of the day.

Local News

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Club Classics with Roberto

9pm - 1am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Club Classics with Roberto

On TV: 1990s: The Quiz

8pm - 10pm

Watch heart TV

  • Simply Red Fairground



  • Gabrielle Dreams



  • Cher Believe



  • Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Essex

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter