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Greater Anglia cancelling and delaying trains in Christmas rush
7:59pm Sunday 22nd December 2013 in News
Greater Anglia will be cancelling trains and running others at slower speeds following a weather warning.
The train operator issued the following statement: "On Monday, the weather forecast indicates that a storm with winds of up to 70mph will affect our network from around 18:00 and throughout the night.
"Based on this forecast we have taken a decision to run trains at reduced speeds from 18:00 until the end of the day.
"These speed restrictions will limit the number of trains that we can run, particularly during the evening rush hour and customers who are able to do so are strongly advised to complete their journeys early.
"We will publish full details of the reduced evening rush hour service tomorrow.
"On Tuesday 24 December we do not expect to run any trains on any routes across our Network until 10:00.
"This is to allow us to run trains at low speed along each line on our network in daylight in order to check for damage to overhead wires and/or any debris from the storm.
"This will ensure that we can safely run trains and we will update customers throughout Tuesday morning as lines reopen. Customers are advised not to travel until 10:00 and to check their line is open prior to setting out."
The Met Office has issued an amber (be prepared) warning for rain and a yellow (be aware) warning for wind tomorrow and Christmas eve.
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