December 5 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Greater Anglia has made the decision to suspend all services on all routes until 9am tomorrow (Monday October 28). Customers are advised not to attempt to travel before this time.
Weather permitting, a reduced service will operate from 9am however, with speed restrictions in place, customers are likely to experience disruption to journeys throughout the day.
These plans, in collaboration with Network Rail, are based on advise that high winds of up to 75mph are forecast across our region early on Monday morning. This presents a significant risk of falling trees/branches, damage to railway equipment and will severely limit teh rail operator’s ability to safely and quickly respond to any incidents which may occur.
A Greater Anglia spokesman said: “We will be working with Network Rail throughout the night to ensure that the railway is open as soon as possible on Monday morning and that additional staff are deployed across the route.
“As soon as we are able we will run checks across all routes in order to ensure that services can run safely before we run any passenger services.
“We will update our website (greateranglia.co.uk) and our Twitter feed (@greateranglia) throughout the morning with the latest advice and customers are strongly advised to check the latest travel information before setting out.”
Customers with Greater Anglia tickets dated for travel on Monday October 28 can travel today (Sunday) and Tuesday (October 29). Customers with Advanced Purchase tickets dated for today are advised that restrictions on the time of travel are suspended.
Other operators across south-east England are likely to be affected and details of their services are available at nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/60152.aspx