Police have closed down King’s Cross Station due to overcrowding, as rail bosses have begged passengers to use different terminals.
In statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, National Rail wrote: ‘London King’s Cross has become too crowded to be safe for all passengers.
‘The Police have taken the decision to close the station until the passenger flow is more manageable. Where possible, please use a different London terminal station.’
On the King’s Cross account, a statement read: ‘King’s Cross Station is currently closed to manage passenger numbers on the concourse and on platforms.’
‘Storm Babet has brought severe disruption to the rail network and our teams are working hard to get passengers safely on the move.
‘Please check via National Rail Enquires with your train operator before travelling today.’
Stranded passengers have shared videos online of the crowds that have formed inside the station.
Police have closed down King’s Cross Station due to overcrowding, as rail bosses have begged passengers to use different terminals (stock image)
‘Absolute nightmare at London King Cross, manage to get on a delayed train. No clear communication and tickets weren’t checked, the trains are like sardines. Kudos to @LNER Edinburg @ 11am staff onboard taking care of the situation,’ one passenger wrote.
A spokesperson for Network Rail told : ‘While many of the country’s rail services are running well today, we’re sorry to say that there is still severe disruption in areas worst-hit by Storm Babet, including Scotland, the North East and East Midlands.
‘In particular, King’s Cross station has crowd-control measures in place this afternoon while LNER services to the North East are severely disrupted. We are asking people to check before they travel today, to avoid wasted journeys.’
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