The number of times passengers were stopped from entering London Underground stations because of overcrowding rose 3% in a year.

Transport for London (TfL) said there were 547 “temporary station controls” – where commuters are prevented from entering – from March 2015 to February this year.

That compares to 531 during the previous year.

Reported by BBC News. You can read the full story here. 

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