The Christmas getaway is underway

Workers fixing the problems at Preston Park station Photo:

The Christmas getaway is well underway as always on the last Friday before Christmas.

Roads, rails and airports will all feel the pressure.

Rail services across Sussex have faced massive disruption. There were cancellations and delays caused by a track-side fire at Preston Park in Brighton.

The overnight fire at Preston Park in Brighton damaged electrical cables and signalling equipment, leaving passengers stranded on trains last night - And today, has seen delays and cancellations to Southern rail services across Sussex, including services to Gatwick airport.

Meanwhile another fire, this time affecting lines through London Paddington station also caused major delays for those travelling to and from the capital.