PASSENGERS on a train from Huddersfield to Manchester were ordered off after tempers frayed because of overcrowding.
Commuters were on the 7.32am to Manchester on Wednesday when the incident happened.
Instead of the usual four carriages, operators Northern Rail had laid on just two - despite rush-hour services usually being almost full when they get to Mossley, Stalybridge and Ashton.
When the train stopped at those stations there was no room for new passengers.
As the doors opened, passengers tried to push their way on, while those already on the train refused to move
Tempers frayed and verbal abuse was exchanged.
The conductor then ordered passengers off. He told them they would not be allowed back on unless they calmed down.
Mike Bradbury, who was at Ashton, said: "Everyone tried to get on. The conductor had no means of controlling it.
"Women were screaming and men were becoming more aggressive."
Northern Rail said an extra 7.32am service had been laid on.