Updated Wednesday 24th May 2006
Chaos at Hertford East
Hertford East Station was inundated with hundreds of airline travellers after several Stansted Express trains were diverted to the station after overhead cables were damaged at Bishops Stortford.
A shortage of replacement buses meant that large crowds gathered outside the station as a handful of rail staff struggled to cope with a lack of information.
Police arrived at the station around 6pm to control the growing numbers of angry travellers. They were joined shortly after by officers from the British Transport police who helped passengers board a fleet of buses that started to arrive in numbers around 7pm.
Ten police cars attended and both Railway Street and Mill Road were subject to closures.