Freezing fog grounds flights

Airports have been forced to cancel dozens of flights as ice and thick fog descended on the UK overnight.

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Train trouble after cold snap

Train travel difficulties are continuing this morning.

Overhead wire problems between Northampton and Rugby meant buses replaced trains between Northampton and Coventry, while an hourly train shuttle was running between Coventry and Birmingham New Street, with journey times in the area extended by up to an hour.

There were also overhead wire problems affecting services in and out of London's King's Cross station.

The bad weather disrupted services at Christ's Hospital in Sussex, with trains between Barnham and Horsham delayed.

A broken-down train at Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire led to delays of up to 45 minutes between Leicester and Peterborough.

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Queues and cancellations at Heathrow

Passengers prepare to depart from Terminal 5 at Heathrow
Passengers prepare to depart from Terminal 5 at Heathrow Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Heathrow Airport has seen queues of passengers waiting to leave as the freezing fog has led to around 60-70 flights being cancelled.

An information board at Terminal 5 of Heathrow
An information board at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Delays on the roads and rail due to freezing fog

While many flights out of London airports have been delayed or cancelled the cold weather has also caused travel disruption on the roads and railways:

  • There was congestion on a number of major road routes, while a section of the A1(M) between junctions 39 and 40 in Yorkshire was closed.
  • On the railways, overhead wire problems caused 50-minute delays in the rush-hour between Bedford and Luton, while a broken-down train at Watford Junction in Hertfordshire also caused hold-ups.
  • An electrical supply problem led to delays to train services between Seaford and Lewes in East Sussex and a signalling problem caused hold-ups to services in and out of Brighton.
  • In Scotland, a broken-down train at Bathgate caused to delays between Edinburgh and Airdrie.

See the Highways Agency and National Rail Enquiries websites for more details.

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At least 20 flights cancelled at London City Airport

London City Airport have tweeted help from different airlines for passengers who may have had their flights cancelled, after at least twenty departures were cancelled and many more were 'indefinitely delayed,' you can check flight details for both departures and arrivals here.

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If you are a British Airways passenger and your flight has been cancelled or delayed please click here http://t.co/kbvRo9NP

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If you are a British Airways passenger and your flight has been cancelled or delayed please click here http://t.co/kbvRo9NP

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If you are a CityJet passenger and your flight has been cancelled or delayed please click here http://t.co/5BlLX0jA

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