Manchester Piccadilly descended into the travel agency tonight while many people are trying to leave the city center.

Hundreds of passengers try in vain to board trains in the evening from the city, which leads to long queues and heavy overcrowding.

Travelers are currently describing scenes that have never been seen before, with delays and cancellations due to a lack of train drivers and short-lived railroad cars.

A number of Northern services are over 10 minutes late because passengers are having difficulty overcoming ticket barriers.

This morning, drivers were warned about traffic delays caused by the Manchester United game and one of the busiest shopping days of the year and Christmas markets.

For the second time in Manchester this week, passengers were asked to allow "extra time" around Old Trafford.


It seems that today's travel chaos is due to the ongoing disruption of the northern services following a planned strike.

National Rail issued a warning stating that a "heavily reduced" Northern Service is now operating with "very few" services after 5pm.

Adam Derbyshire tried tonight to board a train from Piccadilly to Stockport, but said he was forced to leave the station and pay £ 22 for a taxi home.

"I tried to get to Stockport – it was just awful," Adam said.

"People were confused where to go, the platforms were full and the staff seemed to have no idea what was going on.

"The trains were short and people were pushing and shoving to make sure they got on the trains."

Drew Whitworth tweeted, "Manchester Piccadilly Station, tonight, the quality of Norths transport infrastructure, right here."

Jackie Perry said, "Incredible, leaving teenage kids behind and closing doors because of the lack of capacity.

Vulnerable customers, 14 years old, are stranded in Manchester, in the evening shame. "