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Heavy rain causes major disruption for rail users

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Train operator Southern Rail has advised passengers to avoid travelling as there are sever delays due to many track lines being flooded and Southeastern service were also affected.

Southern Rail tweeted, “train services running across the whole network will be cancelled or delayed.”

The National Rail website said, “If you intend to travel, you may wish to delay your journey, or use alternative routes. Your journey times will be heavily extended.”

Brookwood station in Surrey saw passengers wading through nearly eight inches of water, and trains through Orpington were suspended due to the tracks being flooded.

Rail services between London Bridge, Sutton, London Victoria to Sutton via Norbury, London Victoria to Epsom and Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction have also been suspended.

Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern services will most likely see disruption throughout the day and the operator advised passengers to “avoid travelling if possible.”

London Waterloo had disruptions after an “operational incident” left services delayed by 15 minutes until 10am on Tuesday morning.

The Environment Agency issued three flood warnings for the South East of England for rivers at the Wandle, south London, Wokingham and Ravensbourne at Bromley and Emm Brook.

On their website the agency said, “River levels have risen as a result of localised thunderstorms.

“Flooding of property is expected imminently. Please take action.”




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