Road and rail travellers hit by bad weather in the south east

Road and rail travellers in the South East endured troubled journeys home after another day of flooded roads and delayed and cancelled train services.

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Floods continue to affect Paddington rail services

Network Rail has confirmed that floodwater is likely to continue to affect trackside signalling and safety equipment for some time.

General view of Paddington train station in Paddington, London. Credit: PA

In a statement, they said: "While they work to fix the problem we will only be able to run five trains an hour between Paddington and Reading in each direction. This is around a fifth of the services that would normally be scheduled.

"This will continue until Network Rail lets us know it is safe to run a full service again. We strongly advise customers not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary, and to consider alternative routes."

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