Severe weather affects trains in Berkshire

Published: 5 Dec 2012 10:303 comments

ICE and snow are causing problems across the South West Trains network - with delays of up to 90 minutes between Reading and London Waterloo.

South West Trains is advising passengers to travel only if absolutely necessary as services may also be cancelled or amended at short notice.

Jake Kelly, customer service director for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, said: "In common with other transport operators in the area, we are experiencing severe disruption on our network as a result of freezing weather conditions this morning.

"Icy conditions are making it extremely difficult to operate our services and I am sorry to say that is resulting in lengthy delays for our customers.

"We would like to apologise to passengers for the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause them. We have extra staff at our key stations to assist customers and provide information and we are keeping passengers on board our services updated as best we can."

He added that engineers are "working hard" to clear ice from the track but that today will be a "difficult day".

Passengers planning to travel are advised to visit www.southwesttrains.co.uk or call National Rail Enquiries for the latest service updates before they travel.

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  • A commuter
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    Dec 5, 11:58
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    Unless it's 18C, with no rain, no wind, no leaves on the ground, and not too much sum, you can count on the weather being blamed for the daily farce known as the "British railways".

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  • dickemery
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    Dec 5, 12:08
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    with the money they charge you would have thought they like local authorites would by now got their act together,but alas its all gone into a genrous pension and into bob crozier wages and expense and his gang

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  • Unison Matty
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    Dec 5, 14:44
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    Spot on Dick, it's like the lazy unions, they are all in it for themselves and nought for the little fella eh?

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