Rail Delays And Cancellations Likely, As Snow Falls On London

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Rail Delays And Cancellations Likely, As Snow Falls On London

Snowy weather will likely lead to train delays this week, National Rail has warned.

The rail operator said c2c, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, South Western Railway, Southern, Stansted Express, TfL Rail and Thameslink services will all be affected by the wintry weather conditions forecast for this week.

Rail operators have issued travel advice for various regions:

Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Great Northern are saying that, due to predicted snow and icy conditions, they may be running a reduced or altered service from Tuesday morning.


Based on advice received by Network Rail regarding severe weather conditions expected from today, the last c2c trains on Monday will run significantly earlier than normal.

A normal timetable is planned until 21.00, after which some services will be altered or cancelled. If you are planning to travel tonight, please check your journey before you travel.

Further alterations and changes to services are expected to be necessary on Tuesday 27 February and are also a possibility later in the week.

Stansted Express is one of the services expected to be affected

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express

Greater Anglia are currently drawing up contingency plans for the train service from this evening which will see services end by 22:00 tonight, and only a limited service in operation from 06:00 to 22:00 on Tuesday and Thursday.

Currently, they are proposing the following service alterations on Tuesday and Wednesday:

No service will operate between the following stations:

  • Norwich and Sheringham
  • Norwich and Great Yarmouth
  • Norwich and Lowestoft
  • Ipswich and Felixstowe
  • Ipswich and Lowestoft
  • Colchester and Colchester Town#
  • Stratford and Tottenham Hale

A shuttle train service only will operate between the following stations:

  • Braintree and Witham
  • Harwich and Manningtree
  • Thorpe-le-Soken and Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Hertford East and Broxbourne
  • Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea
  • Southminster and Wickford
  • Marks Tey and Sudbury

A reduced or slower service will operate between the following stations, with all services finishing by 22:00 tonight, and only operating between 06:00 and 22:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Norwich / Ipswich / Colchester and London Liverpool Street
  • Southend Victoria and London Liverpool Street
  • Cambridge / Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street
  • Norwich and Cambridge
  • Ipswich and Cambridge / Peterborough
  • Cambridge and London Liverpool Street
  • Stansted Express: Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street

TfL Rail

Due to predicted severe weather, TfL Rail will be suspending their service from 23:00 tonight. Please check your journey to get to your destination safely.

On Tuesday 27 February, the service will not start until 07:00 and only a very limited service of 6 trains per hour will run between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Services are expected to be extremely busy.

This article originally appeared on City A.M.

Last Updated 26 February 2018