Train passengers left fuming after muddled driver forgets to stop at station

A MUDDLED train driver left her weary passengers fuming when she forgot to stop at their station.

The driver then added insult to injury by getting the name of another station wrong.

Friday’s 8.42pm service from Stansted airport to London’s Liverpool Street was carrying passengers returning from trips abroad when it missed the ­Harlow Town stop.

The driver told those affected to change platforms at an unscheduled stop in Broxbourne, five miles away.

Barbara Jones, 60, had flown home from Poland.

She said: “Many passengers were ready for bed. Missing the stop was the last thing they wanted.

"People were screaming in despair and shaking their heads in disbelief.”

Later, while nearing Tottenham Hale, the driver announced: “Next stop will be Harlow Town” — the station she had driven through.

The train arrived at Liverpool Street 15 minutes late.

A Greater Anglia spokeswoman said: “An investigation into what happened and why will take place, as is normal protocol.

"I can confirm the driver was fit to continue.”

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