May 20 2013 Latest news:
Friday, January 18, 2013
London has been hit by a dusting of snow this morning, with flurries forecast to last most of the day.
The Met Office has issued a “yellow warning” for the capital and south east England, with between 5 and 10cm of snow expected to accumulate on the ground.
Train timetables have been altered and rail firms with services in and out of London have advised commuters to check before travelling to avoid severe disruption.
Southern services in and out of London Victoria and London Bridge have been cut, with trains not splitting at Haywards Heath or Horsham.
South West Trains are also 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.
Services are running during peak from London Waterloo to Chessington South, Hampton Court, and Shepperton.
In addition, ticket restrictions are lifted on all South West Trains services and motorists will be able to park at all car parks on the South West Trains network.
East Coast has also lifted ticket restrictions for all journeys on its trains in and out of King’s Cross to allow passengers to travel earlier but has not altered its timetable.
Southeastern is currently running a normal timetable but has advised commuters to check before they head out.
Greater Anglia services are also running to a normal timetable but several services from London Liverpool Street to Cheshunt, Chingford, Southend Victoria and Hereford East were cancelled this morning
Travellers are also advised to keep an eye on Transport for London underground and bus services, particularly with the ongoing closures around Vauxhall.
There was no service on the London Overground between Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford High Street because of power supply problems caused by snow.
The Circle line has no trains running anticlockwise because of a faulty train at South Kensington. This has also led to severe delays between South Kensington and Whitechapel on the District line.
A signal failure at Baker Street has resulted in delays between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate on the Metropolitan line.
Commuters travelling on the Northern line between High Barnet and Camden Town are warned of disruption due to an earlier faulty train at Totteridge & Whetstone. There are minor delays on the rest of the line.
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.