Paralympic train queues expected as school term starts

Rail passengers are being urged to allow extra time for queues as the end of the school holidays coincides with the Paralympic Games.

Southeastern trains said it expected its services to be busier than usual with people travelling to venues and big screen sites in and around London.

The firm is providing more early morning and late night high-speed services to and from the Olympic Park.

It said 7.7 million journeys were made in the South East during the Olympics.

A Southeastern spokesman said: "With many schools and regular commuters returning from summer holidays tomorrow, our services will be much busier than normal.

"We're running extra trains and longer trains where we can, but at the busiest times there may be occasions when customers may need to queue before boarding a train.

"We advise passengers to adjust journeys wherever possible to avoid the busiest periods and allow extra time to travel."

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