Rail chiefs warn of disruption as cold snap hits London

Trains on main lines will run less frequently to allow de-icing on tracks, Network Rail bosses have warned.

Severe weather is forecast for the London region over the coming days, so Network Rail has put in place reductions to some London Overground and TfL Rail services from later tonight (Monday 26th February) and tomorrow (Tuesday 27th February).

Network Rail’s plans mean the frequency of trains that usually run on key rail routes are reduced in order to allow more de-icing trains to operate.

On London Overground, some services on Monday evening will finish from 2215. On Tuesday, services will start slightly later than normal, from around 0600, and the following routes will run a reduced service:

West Anglia services will operate a Saturday service but with no service to Cheshunt.
The Gospel Oak to Barking line will operate three trains per hour.
The North London line will operate four trains per hour between Clapham Junction and Stratford. No service will operate to Richmond.
Services from Romford to Upminster will not operate.
On TfL Rail, services on Monday evening will finish at 2300. A special timetable will then operate on Tuesday:

The first service from London Liverpool Street will depart at 0710.

The first service from Ilford to London Liverpool Street will depart at 0717.
The first service from Shenfield will depart at 0721.
The last service from London Liverpool Street will depart at 2140.
The last service from Shenfield will depart at 2111.
In between these times, a ten minute service will operate with trains calling at all stations.
More information on Transport for London’s work to keep the Capital moving during severe weather is available here: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2018/february/team-effort-to-keep-london-moving-during-winter-weather

Londoners and visitors to the city are advised to check before they travel and to allow extra journey time where necessary. Customers can check before travelling by visiting tfl.gov.uk or following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

Jon Fox, Director of Rail, said: “I’d like to thank our customers for their patience while we action Network Rail’s requirement for an emergency timetable on TfL Rail and London Overground. We are working closely with Network Rail to do everything possible to minimise the consequences of the forecast severe weather on Londoners and ask customers to check before they travel, using our website or our Twitter feeds.”

Londoners and visitors to the city are advised to check before they travel and to allow extra journey time where necessary. Customers can check before travelling by visiting tfl.gov.uk or following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

More information on Transport for London’s work to keep the Capital moving during severe weather is available here: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2018/february/team-effort-to-keep-london-moving-during-winter-weather

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