Old and disabled folk and pregnant women were among passengers who groped along a dark safety tunnel to clamber aboard a seatless
car train that ferried them to stations in England.
By midnight, seatless
members of the audience had been on their feet for three and a half hours and there was still no sign of Akon.
Travellers with tears in their eyes recalled fondly the days of GNER and even British Rail, and were only too happy to reach Berwick and freedom from the seatless
, drinkless cattle trucks until they realised that 20 minutes late running had conspired to cost everyone their bus connections.
So, please, Lord Alton, give Liverpool's most famous former Para, novitiate, teacher and punster his second house for those 250 seatless
lost souls and others reading this who would benefit from some Moloney magic.