Commuters face travel disruption, Waterloo chaos

Published on : Tuesday, December 12, 2017

travelLondon Waterloo, Europe’s busiest railway station  had lineside fire outside the station leading to its partly closure. The signaling system was damaged and there were track circuit failure on three of the main lines.



Travellers across Britain and Europe had to undergo widespread delay due to the adverse weather condition.



Nine of the 21 platforms were not working during the rush hour and the congestion increased so much that both the running train stopped at Clapham Junction.



The services were disrupted at Kent and Sussex, it was observed that the buses replaced the trains between Haywards Heath and Lews and between Ashford and Rye.



The line between Abergavenny and Hereford remained closed throughout the day in the Welsh borders.



Passengers  boarding the Virgin Trains experienced delays on the line from Glasgow, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham to London  due adverse weather to points failures.



One TUI flight from Tenerife ran 20 hours late at Birmingham airport and the effects of the closure of the runway on Sunday morning continued through Monday.


Nice-Cote d’Azur airport was close almost all day in the south of France that  affected many flights on easyJet and Air France.



KLM is offering passenger due to travel up to Wednesday 13 December to rebook up to 20 December due to disruption at Amsterdam.



Much of the European programme for Monday was cancelled by the Dutch Airline.



Eurostar, the cross-Channel rail operator from London St Pancras to Brussels and Paris  had pressure due to extra demand from airline passengers whose flight got cancelled.



The  passengers were asked not to come to the station unless they had a valid ticket.


The strikes will jeopardize the travel plans on Friday 15th December one of the busiest days of the year as the transport system gets busier due to Christmas.


There will be a strike by Italy, airport and airline staff between four and 24 hours, earlier foreign airlines had worked around by shifting flight times.


The RMT union on Friday had called a strike by train managers, catering workers and station staff on virgin Trains.

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