London- Emergency workers and National rail staff blame rail chaos on passenger's clothing.
Staff battling to end the Monday morning rush-hour chaos that crippled London's Thameslink rail route have revealed the cause of the delays - a 'silly moo' wearing too much clothing.
Trains ground to halt at approx 0815 am as a passenger was taken ill on a train at St Pancras International station. Attending the scene Emergency workers found an un-named woman in her 30s wearing a 'staggering amount of clothing' who had fainted on the train somewhere between Hendon and St Pancras.
A paramedic on site commented that, despite the relatively mild temperature of about 8 degrees, 'the woman appeared to wearing enough clothing to tackle a solo trek to the South Pole' and that she was wearing 'two really long stupid woolly scarves, a stupid woolly hat with a bear's face and ears on, a pair of stupid angora mittens, a stupid puffer jacket, stupid woolly tights and a pair of stupid UGG boots' On removing some her clothing paramedics also found her to be wearing 'a pair of thermal long johns and a thermal vest'.
Another member of the emergency services confirmed it took staff 20 minutes to remove the woman from the train carriage due to sheer bulk of her clothing and that they had struggled 'for some time' to free her from clothing and that 'she must have actually started cooking' in her clothes
A Spokesman for TFL later confirmed that a passenger wearing too much clothing with a combined Tog rating of 25 was taken ill on a train and is recovering at home.