On Thursday a man appeared at Shenfield station in a chicken suit holding a sign saying ‘Are you fed up with Greater Anglia too?’

Colin Crerar said the members of the Quiet Riots app had arranged the protest, paying him about £50 to go to the station, he said:

“With Greater Anglia, passengers are not happy that the services and delays are appearing to get worse, but prices are going up. They feel helpless so are trying to get something done.

There have been over 36,000 train journey cancellations on the network, since Abellio Greater Anglia took over the franchise in 2012 and the day of the protest coincided with another morning of hold-ups on the service.

Amongst other services Abellio Greater Anglia run the train service between Shenfield and Liverpool Street, including Romford.