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Rail update: South West Trains information

Each rail company is issuing guidance on their websites about what their plans are for the morning commute on Monday. Here is a summary of what South West Trains are doing - you can also see more on their website here

South West Trains: We are advising passengers not to travel tomorrow (Monday 28 October 2013) as weather forecasters warn of hurricane-force winds and heavy rain across the south of the country. Late services on Sunday evening between Southampton and Weymouth and Salisbury and Exeter St Davids will also be delayed as they run at reduced speed.

We will be operating a significantly reduced timetable on Monday. It is highly unlikely that trains will run before 0800 at the earliest and in some cases this could be considerably later. The high winds mean that we can only run trains at a maximum speed of 50mph, this is a safety measure in case of obstructions on the tracks

This will result in significant delays to journeys and in some cases these may take up to twice the normal time. On some routes where debris or trees are found to be blocking the line there may be no service until much later in the morning.

There will be no service between Ascot and Ash Vale, Salisbury and Bristol, Virginia Water and Weybridge

A very limited service will operate on the following routes:

Aldershot to Guildford

Chessington Branch

Hampton Court Branch

Shepperton Branch

Customers with tickets dated Monday 28 October are free to use these on Tuesday 29 October.

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