Published on : Monday, February 26, 2018
UK has been hit by the ‘Beast from the East’ with snow fall and temperature plummeting across the country, it is expected that the conditions will worsen in the days ahead and transport will also be affected.
There will be widespread disruption on Tuesday and Wednesday, rail travel in large parts of southern and eastern England is already affected by the cold weather on Monday afternoon.
There are high chances of widespread disruption on Thursday and Wednesday.
There will be extensive cancellations in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex and Greater Anglia will end all services by 10pm on Monday, and further intend to run only a limited service from 6am to 10pm on subsequent days.
The lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Sheringham will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with links from Ipswich to Felixstowe and Lowestoft.
From London to destinations such as Harwich and Clacton a number of through trains will be cancelled.
Those commuting via Stansted airport will also be affected, as the Stansted Express will be finishing earlier on Monday evening and starting later on Tuesday morning.
South Western Railway stated that disruption is expected in the evening and may continue to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Special trains are being run to treat tracks and prevent the build-up of ice on the third rail providing power to trains in the region.
Due to problems with the third rail services between Ascot and Reading have been temporarily cancelled.
Southeastern, serving south London, Kent and East Sussex has warned people to complete their journey home by 6pm tonight.
From Tuesday morning Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Great Northern may reduce services from Tuesday and the move would affect passengers travelling to Gatwick and Luton airports by rail.