Can I travel today? How to check if your train or flight is canceled during red warning weather
Cyclone Eunice is ripping through the UK with wind speeds of up to 100mph – here’s what you need to know about how rail, road, bridge and flight journeys are being affected
The Met Office has plunged much of southern England and Wales under a red weather warning signaling ‘danger to life’ as Storm Eunice influenced by Great Britain.
The second major storm event in a week to hit the country, Eunice has prompted Britons to be warned to stay at home if possible.
The red alert was initially issued for Wales and South West England, but has since been extended to parts of the South East including London.
Winds in some areas are expected to reach 100 km/h, with heavy snow expected in others.
The warning for London came just before 4am, just days after Cyclone Dudley swept across the UK causing damage and disruption.
Many schools are expected to close and severe travel disruption is expected – read on for the latest on how cars, planes and trains will be affected.
Which trains are canceled today?
People planning to travel by train today have been urged by service providers to reconsider their plans.
Most trains are expected to run at a top speed of just 50 mph today, as drivers aim to minimize the risk of fallen trees and debris.
In most cases, the National Railways imposed the restrictions in a nationwide sweep.
In a statement Railway networkBritain’s rail network operator said: “Severe weather will affect journeys across the country.
“Rail companies ask you to plan your travel another day and check before you go. You can also claim if the disruption has affected you. ”
Services in Wales are suspended for the entire day.
The disruption is likely to continue into the weekend, with more than 1,000 miles of roads needing to be checked and potentially cleared before normal services can resume.
Transport operators including East Midlands Railway, South East and West Coast Avanti have all warned of disruption and advised people not to travel.
I reported that those who reused their Friday tickets on Saturday will be able to do so without being issued and those experiencing issues will be compensated.
Railway Delivery Group chief executive Jacqueline Starr said: “Rail companies are working to keep people safe but journeys will be disrupted, especially on Friday. . We ask people to plan their travel for another date if possible, or to check and double check before they travel. ”
For the latest updates, check back often National Railways and your service provider – available website through this link.
Can I drive in red weather warnings?
There is no law that prohibits you from driving during a red weather warning, however, motorists should take precautions and ask themselves if the trip is really necessary.
National Highways head of road safety, Jeremy Phillips, said: “For those traveling, we encourage motorists to check the latest weather and travel conditions before commencing. journey and see if their journey is necessary and may be delayed until conditions improve.
“If you intend to travel, then plan your trip and be more careful, spend more time on your journey.
“During high winds, there is a particular risk to trucks, caravans and motorbikes, so we advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.
“Drivers of other vehicles should watch out for sudden gusts of wind that can affect handling and braking, and leave plenty of room for vehicles with high curbs, caravans and motorbikes. In the event of persistent high winds, we may need to close the bridges to traffic for a while, so please be on the lookout for closure warnings and follow directions. has been signed. “
In many cases, comprehensive car insurance will help cover responsible drivers who are involved in an accident during a red weather warning.
Flights canceled by Storm Eunice?
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Passengers intending to fly are advised to check their flight details regularly and watch out for serious delays and disruptions.
Heathrow Airport said: “We are working closely with airlines and our air traffic control partners to get passengers off their journey safely as quickly as possible.
“High winds and bad weather can cause last minute delays, but we will do everything in our power to minimize any disruption.
“We recommend allowing extra time to get to the airport as some public transport services may be disrupted due to weather. Please continue to check with your airline for the latest flight information. ”
Likewise, Gatwick Airport said: “We advise passengers to allow ample time to arrive at the airport and check the status of their flight with their airline.”
All flights from London City airport have been cancelled.
For the latest information on airport closures, follow the links to the airport websites below.
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