Fans hit out at train problems
Passengers faced crowded and uncomfortable journeys over the weekend 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.
Virgin Trains said anyone who was unable to board the 8.10am service was able to get the second train, 10 minutes later.
Mario Alberto Do Silva Lopes, a Brazilian courier from London, who got on at Euston, said: "Of course they should have put more trains on.
"I have paid £75, and for what? For nothing.
"I am very unhappy and there are lots of people who think the same."
Bernd Muellenhof, from Hannover, Germany, said: "I have been here since Friday and there haven't been any problems with transport up until now.
"They should have put more trains on this morning. It's really busy on here."
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