Many train passengers asked not to travel today as disruption continues

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Many train passengers asked not to travel today as disruption continues

Multiple rail franchises have asked passengers not to travel today, as damage caused by Storm Eunice and the threat of strike action has led to train services being cancelled

Cross Country have recommended that passengers do not travel today, as the are operating a “severely” amended and reduced timetable.

The train operator confirmed that a potential strike had caused an amended timetable, however the strike had been called off and they had not been able to reinstate the original timetable.

The operator Tweeted, “We are running a core but heavily reduced service between: Edinburgh and Exeter St Davids, Manchester Piccadilly and Reading, Birmingham New Street and Peterborough (a supplementary bus replacement runs between Leicester & Peterborough). No other services run, do don’t travel today.”

“Tickets will be accepted on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st February.”

Many other train services will remain unopened on Saturday morning and “do not travel” notices have been reissued for a number of services, according to National Rail Enquiries.

A do not travel notice was reissued for the Southern, thames link other Great Northern networks for Saturday morning, where some routes are expected not to reopen until the afternoon.

South Western Railway expects significant disruption across their network in the morning.

Great Western Railway other Greater Anglia services are suspended until approximately 10am.

Passengers are still being asked to avoid traveling where possible.

Southern Rail tweeted that Storm Eunice had caused several disruptive incidents and asked passengers to delay travel until later today.

  • Services between Ashford International – Eastbourne will not before 10am
  • Services between London Victoria – Epsom Down will not run today • Services between Redhill – Tonbridge will not run this weekend
  • Services between Uckfield – Oxted will not run before 10am

  • Services West of Chichester (Portsmouth/Southampton) will not run today

  • Services between Sutton – Epsom Downs will not run today

  • Rail replacement buses will be in operation from today between Three Bridges – Brighton / Lewes.

South Eastern have confirmed that there will be disruption to some of their services this morning, including partial closures of the Maidstone East and Hastings lines, and that some lines will have early morning trains canceled to allow safety checks to be carried out.

If needing to travel, make sure to check your journey at National Rail Inquiries – Official source for UK train times and timetables.

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