London: New Year's Day Chaos on the trains
Some New Year's Day trains were cancelled at short notice at about ten o'lock at night, and trains were diverted to other stations.
Unfortunately due to the crowds and short notice many people missed their trains.
My brother was not aware the trains at Waterloo East closed at ten, he would have thought that unreasonable on New Year's Eve.
He then had to go to another train station but it took a long time because the crowds. He missed the last ones.
He finally ended up at Victoria Station hoping to take a train to Sevenoaks,with hoards of other unexpected New Year Stragglers. He said it was too crowded to even use the few pubs still open
Fighting also broke out in the queues.
The first train out was at 7am in the morning but it was cancelled. The station was freezing. He arrived home at about 9am. No one was handing out free cups of hot drinks.
This was his first trip to London for New Year's Eve.