More delays on the roads and rail services are expected as the south east is set to be hit by another Atlantic storm this weekend.
Flooding across the south of the country is causing major disruption to rail services into and out of London.
On the day that annual season tickets rise by 3.1 per cent, we compare the price of a yearly ticket bought in January 2013 to today.
@phoenixoliver13 Hopefully by 12 /1 o'clock services should be running with only small delays. ^lloyd
A train that crashed into the roof of Blackfriars station has now been removed.
The broken down train has now been moved at Blackfriars, services will start to run through, however there will be delays & cancellations
There are delays after the top of a train crashed into Blackfriars station roof.
@robpalmski Southbound lines are currently blocked due to a broken down train at Blackfriars ^lloyd
@vikkivanboom At the moment services are delayed in both directions. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. ^lloyd
Due to a broken down train at London Blackfriars @southernrailuk are accepting our tickets.
INFO: 09:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport has been cancelled due to a train fault
INFO: 10:20 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria has been cancelled due to a train fault
Train companies retain an average of just 3p from every pound paid for rail tickets, with the vast majority of revenue going on maintenance, staff costs and investment in the rail network, according to figures released by the industry association the Rail Delivery Group:
The belief the Government sees the railways as a "cash cow" was "just a nonsense", according to a transport minister.
In an interview with Daybreak, Stephen Hammond defended rail operators in the face of fare rises, claiming companies like First Great Western and Southern Railway only make "three pence in every pound".
He also claimed "much of the fares passengers pay" go directly back into the railways and are being used to fund projects to tackle overcrowding.
Many passengers took a poor view of rail fare increases today as annual season tickets rose by an average of 3.1 percent.
Simon Jones, who was travelling to Newcastle from London King's Cross this morning, said:
– Simon Jones
It's a lot of money for a poor service. Fares are pretty high. My salary has just gone up 1 percent but fares are rising around 3 percent. There are delays on practically every day.
Ben James, who was also travelling from London to the north-east, said:
– Ben James
We're not really getting value for money. At Clapham Junction (in south London) you can hardly get on a train.
Andy Stewart on the ITV News Facebook page said fail fares were a "rip-off":
– Andy Stewart
Train fares are a total rip-off! It's cheaper to fly from Edinburgh to London, allowing for getting out to the airports.