London train services reduced as snow is forecast

16:43 17 January 2013

Snow is forecast for London and south-east England. Picture: Neil Squires/PA Wire

Snow is forecast for London and south-east England. Picture: Neil Squires/PA Wire

Preparations have been put in place ahead of tomorrow’s expected snowfall in London in a bid to avoid travel disruption.

The Met Office has issued a “yellow warning” for the capital and for south east England, with snow forecast to become widespread in the morning, with flurries possible during the rest of the day.

Train companies have published alternative timetables for services in and out of London’s mainline railway stations.

Southern services between London Victoria and London Bridge will be cut, with trains not splitting at Haywards Heath or Horsham.

South West Trains will also be running a revised service from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and Weymouth, Alton and Basingstoke, Woking and Guildford, and to Reading, Windsor and Kingston via Richmond.

East Coast is lifting ticket restrictions for all journeys on its trains in and out of King’s Cross after 10am to allow passengers to travel earlier but has not altered its timetable.

Southeastern has advised commuters to check before they head out.

Travellers are also advised to keep an eye on Transport for London underground and bus services.

On the roads, councils have worked with TfL to stockpile more than 89,000 tonnes of salt, while a fleet of road gritters have been out and about to keep roads clear.

Arrangements are in place to enable boroughs to share salt stores with each other should they require them.

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