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Bad weather causes disruption to rail lines in London

22nd Nov 16 9:37 am

More bad weather news…

The aftermath of Storm Angus has caused trouble for dozens of mainline services and left platforms in chaos.

Thousands of people packed Waterloo Station last night as continued poor weather conditions caused flash floods which led to delays and cancellations of mainline services.

Other services from Paddington to Kings Cross to Bristol and Cardiff were cancelled as the south-west took on the worst of the storm, seeing 2 inches of rain (50mm) in just 24 hours.

Many workers criticised the lack of information at the stations and “dangerously overcrowded” trains.

Other alerts remained in place around the M25 Tuesday morning, with warnings to motorists of possible flooding’s.

Trains going into Paddington were also delayed or faced cancellations.

Meteorologist Luke Miall of the Met Office told The Standard: “Today is looking much better generally speaking. The heavy rain is pushing northwards.

“There are fewer showers around but nothing to the extent we have seen over the last two days or so which is good news.”

“It may even start to be a bit brighter by the end of the day as well. It’s good news to dry out the roads.”

“Generally over the next few days it’s looking a bit more settled.”

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