Road and rail travellers hit by bad weather in the south east

Road and rail travellers in the South East endured troubled journeys home after another day of flooded roads and delayed and cancelled train services.

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Landslide on Surrey train line delays thousands

The stormy weather has caused a landslide on the busy commuter line through Surrey, affecting thousands of passengers.

The railway on the Redhill Line out of London, near Merstham Tunnel, is blocked after the incident at around 5.20pm today - leaving thousands of passengers facing severe delays this evening.

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A spokeswoman for Southern Rail said: "It affects the line between Purley in south London and Redhill, on the way out of London.

"That is our main line coming out of London so there have been knock-on delays as a result. It is going to affect a lot of people, certainly thousands.

"The cause is weather related."

Passengers travelling along the route are being advised to either get a bus from Purley or travel down to Gatwick where they can catch an alternative train to Redhill.

Disruption at Victoria after landslip

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Weather conditions have resulted in landslips & speed restrictions. @se_railway & @southernrailuk services from @networkrailvic are affected

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INFO: Owing to flooding, the 19:12 Southampton Central to London Victoria service will now start at Barnham, leaving 20:15

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London Victoria is total chaos. Floods and land slips in the South mean all trains out of Victoria pretty much cancelled.

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Thames Barrier expected to close tonight

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1/2 Please be advised that we are expecting a closure of the Thames Barrier tonight, between 2215 until 0315.

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2/2 Last Thames Clippers RB1 Eastbound service to Woolwich departs at 21:58 from NGP (this is the 21:13 Eastbound departure from L Eye)

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1/3 The RB5 Woolwich to North Greenwich shuttle has been cancelled this weekend due to planned Thames Barrier closures

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Rail services create travel advice page during floods

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Disruption information across the rail network can be found using our disruption page and journey planner http://t.co/RBOfzhEcNV #UKStorm

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We have created a Travel Advice page here http://t.co/BFQdROEfOT to help you plan your journey through the flooding disruption.

Floods continue to affect Paddington rail services

Network Rail has confirmed that floodwater is likely to continue to affect trackside signalling and safety equipment for some time.

General view of Paddington train station in Paddington, London. Credit: PA

In a statement, they said: "While they work to fix the problem we will only be able to run five trains an hour between Paddington and Reading in each direction. This is around a fifth of the services that would normally be scheduled.

"This will continue until Network Rail lets us know it is safe to run a full service again. We strongly advise customers not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary, and to consider alternative routes."

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