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Heavy fog disrupting flights and trains across London

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Heavy fog is disrupting travel plans of tens of thousands of commuters across Britain.

Earlier today, hundreds of flights were cancelled across London airports due to the fog and by noon some 62 flights to or from London Heathrow and a further 380 were delayed by more than 15 minutes.

All the cancelled flights are short-haul. British Airways cancellations include services to Berlin, Copenhagen and Rome, plus domestic links to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds Bradford.

A spokesperson for BA added: “Thick fog across parts of southern England is affecting some flights to and from London’s airports. For safety reasons air traffic control has to allow greater space between landing aircraft in thick fog and this has resulted in a reduced number of aircraft being allowed to land each hour.

“We’re doing all we can to minimise the impact of the weather, but we are sorry for the delay to our customers’ journeys.”

At London City Airport, around 50 flights have been cancelled so far.

Eurocontrol also warned: “Expect very high flight delay at Heathrow all day now – weather. Very high at London City; high at Gatwick.”

Trains in and out of Britain’s busiest railway station, London Waterloo, are disrupted because of speed restrictions due to fog.

There was also a derailment of a Great Western Railway train in West Ealing earlier today which affected trains serving Heathrow.

National Rail said: “This congestion has been caused by services running at a reduced speed for safety in areas affected by foggy conditions this morning.”




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