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WEATHER: Storms cause flooding, fallen trees, power cuts and landslides on railways

Rail news.

Rail news.

Many Southern train services have been suspended due to severe weather overnight.

Several lines are suffering from a combination of flooding, blockages from fallen trees, power supply failure or landslides.

A Southern spokesman said: “The stormy weather overnight/this morning (December 24) has caused considerable difficulties for our rail network and the surrounding road network. As a result,

We are currently trying gauge the full extent of this damage and the prospect for operating services safely.

“Currently we are working closely with our colleagues in Network Rail to prioritize the clearing and proving of routes to be safe before trains can operate.

“This means that many train services remain suspended until this work is complete and we do not expect this to happen until much later this morning.”

Only the listed services are currently operating:

Gatwick Airport – Victoria – Gatwick Airport

Victoria - Crystal Palace - Victoria

Dorking – Victoria – Dorking

Beckenham Jnc – London Bridge – Beckenham Jnc

Clapham Jnc - Shepherds Bush - Clapham Jnc

Caterham – London Bridge – Caterham

Oxted – London Bridge – Oxted

Brighton – Barnham – Brighton

Barnham – Bognor Regis – Barnham

Brighton – Eastbourne – Brighton

Brighton – Newhaven – Brighton

First Capital Connect is running a Brighton – Haywards Heath – Brighton Service

Passengers are advised to check the latest travel information before starting their journeys via southernrailway.com, nationalrail.co.uk or on Twitter @SouthernRailUK for real time information.

Ticket flexibility has been increased to allow passengers to change their time of travel.

 

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