Weather disrupts travel

Travel updates for 8th June 2012

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Warning to drivers in Kent as strong winds hit the south east

Road users along the south coast and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at the Dartford Thurrock River Crossing are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel today.

The Met Office has issued an amber alert that strong winds are expected with gusts up to 40-50mph.

The Highways Agency is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.Drivers are advised to plan their journeys before they set out, checking the forecast and traffic conditions.

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Train delays in Kent

Southeastern Trains is reporting signalling problems between Dartford and Greenhithe for Bluewater, all lines are affected.

Services for these stations may be cancelled, delayed up to 30 minutes or revised at short notice. Rail replacement buses are on their way to Gravesend and Dartford stations.

London buses will accept Southeastern ticket holders on routes from Dartford to Lewisham. Southeastern high speed services between St Pancras and Faversham will call additionally at Higham and Strood where possible in both directions, non high speed Southeastern tickets will be accepted.

Following an obstruction on the line earlier between Deal and Dover Priory all lines are now open. Train services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be delayed by up to 10 minutes at short notice. Disruption is expected until 8.30am.

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