Heavy snow and icy weather conditions are forecast for early tomorrow morning (Friday 18 January) are likely to affect train services. We are advising passengers to check for live travel information before travelling, allow additional time when making a journey and take extra care on the slippery roads and footpaths. Given the weather forecast, there may be disruption on some routes through the day, but we’ll do our best to keep services running.
Our staff will be out working to clear platforms and treat icy surfaces and we are advised that Network Rail will be running snow and ice clearance trains day and night to help keep the network open.
However, in the event of snow and ice, just as bus and coach operators are dependent on the appropriate Highways Authority to grit the roads so they can run scheduled services, you’ll appreciate that we’re similarly reliant on Network Rail clearing the tracks and ensuring points, signals and conductor rails don’t freeze up so we can run our trains. We’re hoping to run a full service, but if this changes, we’ll let you know.
Our website has been updated and posters will be at stations in time for the evening peak tonight.
For live travel information, please visit our
website.southeasternrailway.co.uk/liverunning follow us on Twitter and sign up for email alerts.
We’ll keep you posted as the weather position develops and if you need further information, please let me know.
Public Affairs Manager
Friars Bridge Court
41-45 Blackfriars Road
Tel: 0207 620 5430
Fax: 0207 620 5522
Mob: 07768 293 651