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Monday, 13 November, 2000, 15:38 GMT
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South west

Train services in the south west are still badly affected by flooding.

First Great Western train services between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington are running at hourly interval service, but there may be minor delays.

There are no direct daytime services between London and Devon or Cornwall. No trains from London are travelling beyond Taunton in Somerset.

Checking track
Rail inspection work is continuing

The alternative route between Exeter and London Waterloo is open and trains are subject to minor delays.

Services between Bristol Temple Meads and Oxford remain suspended.

First Great Western also has no services between Swindon and Cheltenham, or between Reading and Taunton.

Virgin train services between Taunton and Birmingham are restricted.

Other lines still closed but with alternative bus or rail services are: Exeter to Taunton and Exeter to Barnstaple.

There are no services between Gloucester and Swindon because of a collapsed tunnel.

A44 is still closed eastbound (in-bound) at the bridge in Worcester city centre. The A417 is closed between Maisemore and Over, just west of Gloucester.

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South east

The rivers Lavant and Ems in West Sussex remain on severe flooding warning.

In Chichester 15 kilometres of pipe has been laid to channel water from the Lavant around, rather than through, the city centre.

Record ground water levels in East Hampshire are causing the flooding of cellars and roads in the villages of Hambledon and Finchdean, between Petersfield and Winchester.

Connex South Central say services between London and Brighton are operating hourly via an alternative route.

Thameslink Rail are also operating services to and from Brighton again following extensive flood damage.

Between Eastbourne and London services will be hourly and services on the Arun Valley line (Chichester - London) are subject to cancellation and delay.

Somerset floods
Children watch as a bus struggles through floods

Country-bound Connex South Eastern train services between London Bridge and Dartford are not able to operate via Blackheath and Bexleyheath because of emergency track repairs in the Lewisham area.

Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays of up to 30 minutes can be expected on many Connex South Eastern train services.

Silverlink says a special timetable is in operation between London Euston and Milton Keynes/ Northampton and Birmingham New Street.

Delays are likely due to speed restrictions along the route.

Thameslink have a special timetable in operation. Most services operating between Bedford and London Moorgate. No through trains between Bedford and Brighton.

Train services from Sutton are operating to/from London City Thameslink.

WAGN trains between Potters Bar and Stevenage are replaced with special bus services.

Emergency timetable for trains in and out of Moorgate. Half-hourly service between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport, with journey times up to 75 minutes.

The A23, the main route between Brighton and London, is closed between the Mill Road roundabout and Preston Park on the outskirts of Brighton.

In West Sussex the A272 is closed at Newbridge near Billinghurst, where a bridge has become unsafe because of flooding.

The A29 in West Sussex is also closed by flooding at the A27 junction in Bognor Regis.

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Midlands

Trains are running to a special timetable between London St Pancras and Nottingham and between London St Pancras and Derby, with onward rail connections for Sheffield.

Trains on routes between Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Peterborough and Norwich are only running between Nottingham and Norwich, with all services diverted via Grantham.

There is no service on the Derby to Matlock route.

On the route from Birmingham to Nottingham via Derby, there are only trains running between Birmingham and Burton-on-Trent.

Birmingham New Street and Leicester train services are now running, as are the Birmingham to Nottingham services.

South Hampton M27
Treacherous conditions have made driving hazardous
Services on the route between Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Chester are running but are subject to delay. All other routes are open and services are running normally.

In Derbyshire the A52 is closed between the A601 at Eastgate and the A61 junction at the Pentagon in Derby.

Also the A5132 is closed both ways at Sutterford Bridge, between Eggington and Hilton, as the bridge is unsafe.

In Nottinghamshire, the A1133 is closed both ways at Besthorpe, between the A46 and the A57. Long diversions are operating.

The A617 is closed between Kelham and the A46 junction at Newark and the A6097 is closed between Gunthorpe and New Road End.

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Wales
Wales and West services are running "as near normally as possible".

First Great Western says an emergency timetable will be in place with an hourly service between London Paddington and Swansea.

There are no direct trains running between London Euston and Holyhead.

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North west

Unpredictable weather and speed restrictions are causing delays to Virgin Trains. Services from Manchester to London Euston are running every two hours.

Services from London to Liverpool are running in both directions but only every two hours.

There are now trains running between Preston and Glasgow, but only every one to two hours.

First North Western services between Liverpool and Huyton are suspended due to a landslip. A special bus service is in operation.

flood waters
Drivers are warned to expect difficult conditions in many parts

Between London Euston and Manchester there will be two trains an hour via Crewe.

Central Trains services on routes between Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Peterborough and Norwich are only running between Nottingham and Norwich, with all services diverted via Grantham.

There are no direct services operating between London Euston and Blackpool.

The alternative routes via Crewe & Manchester are subject to long delays and severe overcrowding.

On the Manchester Airport to Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Nottingham route, there is only a service between Crewe and Stoke.

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North east

Flooding in several areas along the East Coast Main Line means there will be no train services between Newcastle and London until Tuesday.

There are no trains at present between London King's Cross, Edinburgh and Newcastle and GNER are advising passengers not to travel.

There is a limited train service between London and Doncaster and between Edinburgh and Newcastle, with only one train every hour in both directions calling at Berwick, and some at Dunbar.

There are no rail replacement bus services between Doncaster, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle because of flooded roads.

GNER says divers are being brought in to check bridge structures for damage at Croxdale in County Durham and at Doncaster in South Yorkshire.

Hull Trains between London King's Cross and Hull are running to a temporary timetable because of the recent derailment at Hatfield.

Trains are being diverted via Hertford and journey times will be extended. Services are also being disrupted because of flooding in the Selby area.

Bognor Regis
The tornado ripped up roofs in Bognor Regis
Northern Spirit services "severely disrupted" and where available subject to special timetables, delays and short notice cancellation.

The route between Sunderland and Middlesborough has now re-opened, although services may be subject to cancellations and delay.

Lines closed by flooding with no alternative bus service include: Leeds to York via Ulleskelf; Leeds to Shipley/ Ilkley; York to Scarborough; Settle to Carlisle; Leeds to Hull; Doncaster to Goole; Doncaster to Sheffield; Doncaster to Scunthorpe.

Between London King's Cross and Leeds one train in every hour will operate in both directions, calling at Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster and Wakefield.

In Lincolnshire the A57 at Dunham Bridge, north west of Lincoln on the Nottinghamshire border remains closed from the junction with the A156 at Drinsey Nook because of flooding.

Flooding continues to affected a large number of roads in York city centre, causing delays for drivers.

On Teesside the A1085 trunk road is closed between the A1042 at Kirk Leatham and the A1053 Tees Dock Road.

The A1046 Port Clarence Road between Hope Street and the A178 Seaton Carew Road in Stockton-on-Tees is closed by flooding.

Police say motorists are ignoring the closure signs and breaking down in the water.

The A139 Billingham Road is closed at the junction with the A19 and the A1027 Bypass Road with no access from the northbound A19.

The A1027 Norton Ring Road is closed at the railway bridge in Stockton.

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East Anglia

An emergency timetable is in force on mainline services between London and Norwich. Most services will be running but there will be some delays.

Trains on routes between Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Peterborough and Norwich are only running between Nottingham and Norwich, with all services diverted via Grantham.

The Hatfield Line has now been re-opened. Trains from King's Cross to Cambridge & Peterborough will call at Finsbury Par, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn North, Knebworth, Stevenage and then as booked.

Due to a bank slip near Mistley and track defects on the Harwich branch line, a reduced train service supplemented by a bus service is operating on the Harwich branch line.

Between Harwich and Manningtree and Witham and Braintree buses replace trains.

In Norfolk the A140 is closed because of flooding to the west of Norwich at Hellesdon.

Bridges over the River Wensum have been closed to the north west of Norwich at Costessey Lane, Taverham, Costessey Mill, Hellesdon Road Bridge.

Diversions are via the A1042, the A140 and the A1067.

In Cambridgeshire the A1123 is closed at the junction with B1050 at Earith Bridge because the Great Ouse has burst its banks.

The A1101 in Cambridgeshire is also impassible in the Welney Wash area because of flooding.

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Scotland

Trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow reduced to half-hourly service because of emergency speed restrictions and flooding at Dalmeny.

The Anglo-Scottish sleeper service remains cancelled.

Special road coach services will operate between London and Glasgow and Edinburgh for seated passengers.

Passengers from Fort William/Inverness/Aberdeen may use either connecting day train services or special road coaches that will connect with the London bound buses at either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Passengers to Fort William/Inverness/Aberdeen will have to change road coach at either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

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