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21.01.13

Travel disruption continues

Heavy snow is continuing to cause disruption and delays to train services today.

Greater Anglia, South West Trains, Southern, Virgin, Southeastern, London Overground, East Coast, First Capital Connect and London Midland have all warned passengers to check up-to-date information in case of delays and cancellations.

Revised services are also in place on Gatwick Express and Eurostar. London Underground saw problems earlier on the District Line due to the weather.

The Met Office said in the areas of England and Scotland expecting the heaviest snow on Monday, drifting is likely in strong to gale force easterly winds.

It has also imposed yellow “be aware” snow warnings for much of the eastern side of England and Scotland as well as Northern Ireland, but says falls in these areas should ease during the day.

Southern is running an amended timetable, and a statement on their website reads: “Services across our network are being disrupted due to the late finish of improvement works, which has delayed our lines being treated to remove the build up of ice. Trains are unable to operate between Lewes and Haywards Heath in both directions and buses are operating between Haywards Heath and Lewes.

“Passengers travelling towards London from West Coast stations can travel via the Arun Valley line between Barnham and Three Bridges. Passengers from East Coast stations can travel via Eastbourne and Hastings and thence via South Eastern Trains services via Tonbridge to London Bridge and Charing Cross stations.”

SWT is running a revised service. Ascot to Ash Vale, Salisbury to Bristol and Virginia Water to Weybridge will have no services today.

Some routes will have a limited service only if conditions allow, including Aldershot to Guildford; Chessington branch and Shepperton branch.

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