Public transport nightmare for St Albans climate protesters

PUBLISHED: 11:51 11 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 06 May 2010

The protesters managed to join the demonstration just after it has started

The protesters managed to join the demonstration just after it has started

A BROKEN-down train, tube delays and bad weather almost succeeded in preventing 50 local campaigners from getting to a climate demonstration in London. They are part of the St Albans climate coalition formed to show the support of a numbers of local organ

A BROKEN-down train, tube delays and bad weather almost succeeded in preventing 50 local campaigners from getting to a climate demonstration in London.

They are part of the St Albans climate coalition formed to show the support of a numbers of local organisations for urgently tackling this country's contribution to climate change.

Their plans to join the demonstration almost came a cropper when their train to London broken down 100 yards from Hendon Station leaving them stranded on the tracks in an overcrowded train for 90 minutes.

They then had to wait a further 30 minutes before making it on to the third train to pass through Hendon into London.

But despite a three-hour journey, they managed to join the protest demonstration a little after it had started in Piccadilly. Sarah MacLaren from St Albans Friends of the Earth said: "It was a tough journey to get down to London but we were never going to give up. With the all-important Copenhagen climate talks taking place, it was vital to have our voices heard.


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