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Train companies have started cancelling services over the Bank Holiday because of a planned strike by thousands of Network Rail workers in a row over pay.
West Coast main line operator Virgin Trains scrapped all services on Monday and Tuesday and warned it would only be able to run a very limited number of trains on its East Coast line over the two days.
Passengers were being advised not to travel unless "absolutely necessary", with widespread cancellations expected, leading to packed trains.
A legal challenge against the strike is due to be heard on Thursday.
Train drivers on one of the country's busiest rail operators, Southern, have voted to go on strike in a row over pay, the Aslef union has announced.
Members of Aslef at Southern backed walkouts by 91% and other forms of industrial action by 95%. The turnout was 85.3%. The votes, and the turnout, were both well above a threshold being planned by the Government for union strike ballots.
Aslef said it is meeting the company tomorrow for talks to try to resolve the dispute.
An accident is causing delays on a motorway in Hampshire.
Two lanes blocked and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M27 Westbound between J7 A334 / B3036 (Hedge End) and J5 A335 Wide Lane / A335 Stoneham Way / Stoneham Lane (Southampton Airport / Eastleigh).
Lanes two and three are currently blocked - All emergency services are on scene.
One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on M25 anticlockwise between J8 A217 (Reigate) and J7 M23.
Lane one of four is blocked, just before the M23.
Disruption on Thameslink at Haywards Heath due to signalling problem. Train services running through this station may be delayed by up to 60 minutes at short notice. Disruption is expected until 08:30.
They feared a day of commuter chaos but as work began on Reading Bridge this morning - it seemed drivers had heeded the warnings to leave earlier and find an alternative route. The crossing is closed for a fortnight and as predicted diversions were under pressure. So can the routes and the drivers sustain it for another fortnight? Mel Bloor reports
Motorists are being warned of delays around Reading this morning with the closure of one of the town's major bridges.
Repairs are being carried out to Reading Bridge over the next two weeks.
It's used by 24-thousand vehicles each day.
The council says the work is essential to secure the bridge's future.
Flybe will celebrate the start of the airline's operations from Bournemouth airport today.
An official aircraft naming ceremony will be held - before the departure of two aircraft later this morning.
Among the new routes will be flights to Paris, Amsterdam, Manchester and the Cote D'Azur.
"The announcement is a clear indication of Flybe’s confidence and commitment in Bournemouth's standing as a key airport for the South West.
The new routes could potentially create an increase of 300,000 passengers and up to 50 new jobs at the airport."