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Travel disruption thread for Monday's storm.

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OhYouWickedWickedWitch Sat 26-Oct-13 17:16:51

A thread not for 'will it be stormy here' questions which can go in here but for specific travel updates.

To get the ball rolling:

Greater Anglia trains are allowing Monday ticket holders to travel tomorrow.

mumteedum Sat 26-Oct-13 21:41:08

OYWWW thanks for the threads. I've missed lots of info so was checking if was just media hype. Glad saw yr thread!

I'm due to drive durham to Worcestershire Monday, leaving 10am. Small child and on my own. Is this bad idea? Can do it tues but Dh thinks it's hype and I'm fine to do it.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 26-Oct-13 21:45:21

I'm going to call my sons SEN college and say he won't be in on Monday. He gets a taxi, and it's out in the Oxfordshire countryside, loads of trees and quite isolated. I'd rather have him home and feel embarrassed that I over-reacted than be worrying myself sick all day.

harticus Sat 26-Oct-13 21:45:31

Oh no - planning to head to Norfolk by train on Monday.
They are bloody useless at the best of times!

OhYouWickedWickedWitch Sat 26-Oct-13 23:08:23

I think it might be worth keeping an eye on the forecast thread especially in the morning. Latest gfs model run has done something very strange and practically cancelled the storm. It is one model out of many models and one set of model runs out of that. I think it might have gone a bit wrong, but it wrong but it might be one the first of the models to be right.

OhYouWickedWickedWitch Sat 26-Oct-13 23:09:59

creature. If we discount the latest gfs (for the moment, it may be right) then tbh your greatest travel disruption would happen on the way in to London I think.

CreatureRetorts Sun 27-Oct-13 05:41:51

Ok thanks! I'm wary of stepping out as walk to station is down a tree lined road - some trees are very very big - plus an exposed bit past a cricket ground!

todaysdate Sun 27-Oct-13 06:42:29

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OhYouWickedWickedWitch Sun 27-Oct-13 07:16:58

this is the forecast thread.

slickrick Sun 27-Oct-13 08:57:51

Im petrified of flying and my flight is due to take off at 9am on Monday. We have to leave at 6am when the storm is supposed to be at its worst. Im so scaredsad

OhYouWickedWickedWitch Sun 27-Oct-13 09:42:53

slick - always remember the airline pilot likes living too. Do check before you set off whether your flight is still happening though.

SaltySeaBird Sun 27-Oct-13 15:50:19

^Extremely high winds are expected during the early morning of Monday 28th October. As a result, Network Rail has declared that there is a high risk of trees and debris falling onto railway lines and as a consequence, it may be unsafe to run trains while the winds persist.

Therefore, Southern and Gatwick Express services will not run tomorrow morning until it has been declared safe to do so.^

Southern Rail have cancelled trains tomorrow morning hmm

I know it is all about safety but maybe they could have waited to see what happens before deciding to cancel things.

IShallWearMidnight Sun 27-Oct-13 15:54:54

southern rail don't need bad weather to cancel trains, any weather of any kind will do it sad

spiffysquiffyspiggy Sun 27-Oct-13 16:43:14

East Coast trains cancelling some trains and all seat reservations tomorrow. If you have tickets for a specific train you can travel on the one before or the one after. 7.03 from Newcastle is one of those cancelled.

pigleychez Sun 27-Oct-13 16:58:19

Capital connect has cancellations too. DH is not looking forward to his journey in the morning. Plus if he doesn't go in, he doesn't get paid! sad

ihatethecold Sun 27-Oct-13 17:11:17

A5 in northamptonshire, near long buckby is closed due to a tree being blown over.
in both directions

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 27-Oct-13 17:21:18

Any one heard about the airports yet? I read that heathrow are suspending its night time ban so transatlantic flights can land early.

I read too that London overground are suspending service til 9am at the earliest but I can't find any proof.

spiffysquiffyspiggy Sun 27-Oct-13 17:26:54

There was a message saying London overground suspended on national rail website.

BillyBanter Sun 27-Oct-13 17:33:40

Trains going from London to the south coast will be quieter on a Monday morning than in the opposite direction won't they? I'm wondering if loads of people will be shunted onto my train from earlier cancelled ones.

If there is any service at all, that is.

susiegrapevine Sun 27-Oct-13 17:39:54

Great I normally drive to work but dh needs the car to run my dad's business just now wondering if I will actually be able to get to work grrr! Canceling the bloody trains before anything has happened ridiculous!

ihatethecold Sun 27-Oct-13 17:41:46

if you go on twitter OYBBK. there is lots of info about the overland london trains not running

jimijack Sun 27-Oct-13 17:46:25

Traveling with a caravan from the northwest to south Wales on Monday. Any ideas if wind will be there?

cloudskitchen Sun 27-Oct-13 17:58:51

Husbands 7am flight out of Heathrow already showing as cancelled.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 27-Oct-13 18:01:47

jimijack - what sort of timings do you have?

jimijack Sun 27-Oct-13 18:16:32

We were going to head off late morning, lunch time.
Looks like south Wales is hit badly.

TheDoctrineOfAnyFucker Sun 27-Oct-13 18:19:02

South west trains issuing timetable at 2100 tonight, but not running anything before 0800 tomorrow.

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