East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains

October 28, 2013 07:53 ET

Severe Weather Warning: Updated Advice for East Midlands Trains Passengers

- Service disruption on Monday 28 October as a result of severe weather conditions

- No services between Bedford and London St Pancras until at least 12pm

- Passengers advised not to attempt travel to/from London until this afternoon

- Train services resuming between Nottingham and Norwich

- Customers with Advance Purchase tickets can travel on 29 October or get a refund

- Passengers advised to check the latest travel information and allow extra time for journeys

- Latest advice at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk and on Twitter @EMTrains

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2013) - East Midlands Trains is advising passengers not to attempt train travel to and from London this morning (Monday 28 October 2013) as a result of disruption that has been caused by stormy conditions across the south of the country.

Reduced services are operating on several rail networks as some of the most extreme weather for many years has hit southern England.

As a result of fallen trees caused by strong winds, Network Rail has advised that the line between Bedford and London St Pancras station will not re-open until 12pm at the earliest. Therefore, East Midlands Trains will not run any trains in or out of London St Pancras International until approximately 12pm, with a reduced train service starting and terminating at Bedford. As a result, the train company is advising passengers not to attempt to travel to London until this afternoon. Other rail operators are also unable to run services in and out of London and no alternative travel is available.

Train services between Nottingham and Norwich have now resumed. However, journey times will be extended as a result of speed restrictions on sections of the line. Passengers are advised to check the latest updates for details on their particular journeys.

All other local East Midlands Trains services are running as normal.

Customers with Advance Purchase train tickets dated Monday 28 October may travel on Tuesday 29 October or are entitled to a refund.

The alterations to services are designed to maintain safety across the network and help avoid knock-on disruption.

All customers are advised to check the latest travel information and allow extra time for their train journeys. The latest up-to-date advice for customers is available at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk and on Twitter @EMTrains.

A spokesman for East Midlands Trains said: "Network Rail has advised that there are fallen trees on parts of our network, caused by the severe weather experienced in the south of England early this morning. As a result, no trains will be able to operate in or out of London St Pancras Station until after 12pm today. We are resuming our services between Nottingham and Norwich, although there will be delays to services as a result of speed restrictions that have been put in place on that route.

"Like other transport operators, we are continuing to monitor the situation closely and we are working closely with Network Rail to ensure we put the safety of customers and our staff first. We are also advising passengers to take extra care during their journeys, plan ahead by checking the latest travel information and allow extra time to complete their trips."

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