Distressed passengers were left dripping with sweat and vomiting after being stuck on a stranded train during the heatwave on Thursday.
Shocking video from inside the London North Eastern Railway 2.07 service from Peterborough shows dozens of people – including children – struggling with the heat.
One man can be seen desperately trying to cool his baby down by waving a booklet while other red-faced passengers are seen sweating and trying to get help.
Dozens of train passengers were left dripping with sweat and red-faced, left and right, when they were stuck on a boiling hot train for ‘two hours’ during the heatwave on Thursday
Police and paramedics were seen at the scene helping passengers who became too hot and collapsed after being on the stranded train
A temperature of 101.66F (38.7C) was recorded in Cambridgeshire on Thursday, higher than the 38.5C recorded in Faversham in 2003.
Around the country pavements were melting as the mercury continued to rise and hundreds of train services were delayed or cancelled.
In a video shared online by passenger Jack, people are seen trying to cope with the hot conditions inside the train carriage.
Another clip shared by him reveals police officers outside the carriage trying to help one person who is laying on the floor.
Jack said: ‘LNER are holding people in inhumane conditions. People are passing out and being sick.
‘It’s plus 40 degrees and we are being held with no way of getting off or knowing how long this is for.
People stand in the carriage, left, and one man tried to keep his baby cool, right, by waving a booklet. Temperatures hit 101.66F (38.7C) in parts of the country on Thursday
Passenger Jack shared video from the train and said people were ‘passing out and being sick’
He claimed temperatures on the stranded train were over ’40 degrees’ and ‘inhumane’
‘This is inhumane, people are passing out and if this keeps up someone will die.’
London North Eastern Railway responded: ‘I’m so, so sorry, this is absolutely not the service we aim to provide. I’m so sorry.’
However Jack, who had been stuck on the boiling hot train for two hours, responded demanding the train company took action to help.
He wrote: ‘I’VE BEEN BOILING ALIVE FOR THE LAST 2 HOURS. NEVER MIND YOUR APOLOGIES WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO FIX THIS?!?!’
London North Eastern Railway responded to Jack’s tweets and said they were ‘sorry’ and trying their ‘hardest’ to sort the problems
Another man who was on the train said it was ‘disgraceful’ and ‘kids and elderly’ suffered worst
Another man who was on the train responded to Jack’s video and said the conditions were ‘disgraceful’.
He said: ‘Disgraceful! I was on this train totally dehydrated completely uncomfortable – kids and elderly suffering worse.’
Another Twitter user commented: ‘This is disgusting! That poor baby. If it was me and my eight month old on that train I would break doors down.’