Passengers faced crowded and uncomfortable journeys today after a service taking hundreds of fans to the Olympic football was so busy they could not get through the doors.
Just two Virgin Trains services, both full, left London this morning in time for the noon kick-off between Egypt and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester.
But many Brazilians heeding official advice to allow plenty of time to get to their 3pm kick off against Belarus turned up earlier than the train firm expected, leaving fans unable to board the first service at Milton Keynes Central.
One of the main Tube lines serving the Olympic Park was suspended as hundreds of thousands of people made their way to Olympic events
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