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Sunday, 27 October, 2002, 16:19 GMT
Storm brings London to a halt
London Eye
The London Eye was closed by the storms
High winds have been playing havoc with London's transport network.

Delays and cancellations have affected trains, planes, roads and the tube network, as winds of up to 90mph continue to batter the south of England and Wales.

Fallen trees on the road shut Richmond Park in south west London.

And one of the capital's most popular tourist attractions, the 450-foot tall London Eye, was also closed.

Debris

Tube passengers were advised to take alternative transport as London Underground cancelled services between some stations on the Central and Piccadilly lines.

Uprooted tree on The Strand
Winds brought down trees and scaffolding

Canary Wharf and Tottenham Hale stations were shut because of falling debris in the surrounding areas.

British Airways has been forced to cancel 32 services from Heathrow airport and seven out of Gatwick.

Some passengers at Stansted were trapped on the planes because air crews felt it was unsafe to use the steps to board or disembark.

Passenger Bill Barber was left sitting on a stationary plane for an hour and a half.

He told BBC London: "It was quite an interesting landing, a bit bumpy, and then we heard there might be a delay getting the steps in place because it was very windy. That turned into an hour and a half of babies crying."

The East Coast mainline between London and Peterborough was shut because of debris on the tracks and overhead line damage.

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