A COMMUTER called for an inquiry into why a 20-minute train journey turned into a four-hour marathon.
A power cut caused by bad weather affected signals in Huddersfield and was blamed for the diversion of a Leeds TransPennine Keolis train to Manchester.
Passenger John Knox, of Gledholt Road, Gledholt claims his human rights were breached.
He says he was detained against his will on a train which started in Leeds, called at Dewsbury but then travelled to Manchester Victoria and several stations in between.
Mr Knox, who caught the train in Leeds just before 5pm, got home at 9pm.
He said this was because of incompetence by staff.
Mr Knox said if the train had stopped at Brighouse people could have got off there and made a much quicker journey home to Huddersfield.
But he said because of the attitude of staff, passengers were given no choice and were detained on the train against their will.
A spokesman from TransPennine Keolis admitted there had been problems because of power cuts.
He said the situation was made worse by an overturned lorry on the M62 which prevented buses getting through which were to be used instead of trains.
* A MORE settled period of weather should travel across Huddersfield within the next 24 hours, says meteorologist Paul Stevens.
But gusty winds, which have reached 65mph, may still make walking difficult today and it will feel cold.
"The worst of the weather is over. Huddersfield obviously didn't have that bad a time compared with other areas," said Mr Stevens, of Salendine Nook.
"It will still be a windy day today and there may be some sleety showers, but we should get a breather now and the weather should settle down."
Mr Stevens added that the weather will turn colder with night frosts and icy patches on untreated surfaces.