Superstorm Hits Northern, District, Piccadilly and Circle Lines
A stress-filled journey home faces hundreds of thousands of commuters out of London with the tube network still feeling the after-effects of St Jude superstorm that samashed into southern England overnight.
There remain severe disruptions all along the Piccadilly line due to earlier storm debris on the line. Tickets are being accepted on local buses.
The orange Overground line has severe delays between Gospel Oak and Barking, minor delays between Highbury & Islington and New Cross / New Cross Gate and between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace due to adverse weather.
On the District line there is no service on the western section between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway while obstructions on the track are being identified and removed and minor delays on the rest of the line.
The Circle and Northern lines are experiencing minor delays across the service.
Other travel warnings include:
- South West Trains says it is hoping to gradually get services back to normal as conditions ease
- East Coast has no trains running south of Peterborough due to flooding in the tunnel at Potters Bar, and trees on the line at Barnet and Hertford
- First Great Western says it is running services on most routes, with delays and alterations
- Virgin West Coast is starting to run limited services out of Euston
- First Capital Connect has started to resume services with trains now running between Cambridge and King's Lynn and Bedford and Luton. But no trains from St Pancras will be operated on Monday. C2C said services are suspended until further notice. A reduced service is running on Greater Anglia but Stansted Express services remain suspended. Southern and Gatwick Express said the Brighton mainline has now been cleared of trees and services will resume
- Meanwhile, Chiltern Railways, which earlier said it was hoping to run a near normal timetable, has cancelled services
- Airports including Heathrow and Gatwick are warning of possible disruption to flights, advising passengers to check with airlines
- Gatwick Airport reports seven cancellations
- Although Dover port was reopened, P&O Ferries warned of delays of up to two hours on some sailings
- Both the Severn crossings are now open, but flooding is still affecting roads in Wales
- The A249 Sheppey Crossing in Kent and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge on the M25 have both reopened. The Tamar Bridge which joins Cornwall and Devon has reopened
- The Highways Agency is advising motorists to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel
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