Strikes and bad weather mean that passengers face more travel misery

epa10329821 Commuters walk past an information board at Waterloo railway station in London, Britain, November 26, 2022. An ongoing train strike is causing travel chaos for millions of commuters across Britain. Thousands of train drivers got out in the dispute over payment. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Passengers at Waterloo station were left stranded after the strikes and bad weather (Image: EPA)

Brits could face more travel misery after weather warnings coinciding with a train drivers’ strike could cause chaos.

Heavy rain combined with the strikes caused delays for travelers today, while wet weather is expected to continue tomorrow.

The Met Office issued amber weather warnings for southern England and south Wales over the weekend.

Parts of Scotland were under a yellow weather warning today.

It said downpours are likely to cause flooding on roads and increase travel times, with the possibility of flooding homes and businesses.

Four flood warnings and 56 flood warnings were issued in England.

Saturday’s weather warnings coincided with the strike by Aslef union train drivers in a long-running wage dispute that has affected 11 operators.

Companies expected to have no services included Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Chiltern and East Midlands, while others including Great Western and Greater Anglia say services will be extremely limited.

epa10329810 Commuters at Waterloo station in London, Britain, November 26, 2022. An ongoing train strike is causing travel chaos for millions of commuters across Britain. Thousands of train drivers got out in the dispute over payment. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Waterloo Station looked empty as people were warned not to travel because of the strikes (Image: EPA)

Picture provided by Bav Media 07976 880732. Picture dated November 22 shows horse riders walking down the flooded Main Street in Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire after the Alconbury Brook burst its banks following recent heavy rain. Cars struggled to navigate through Alconbury Weston in Cambridgeshire today (Tue) after the main road flooded following heavy rain. The main road through the village was flooded this morning after Alconbury Brook burst its banks. Nearby Huntingdon Racecourse, which runs alongside Alconbury Brook, was also flooded. There were also big waves at Selsey in West Sussex this morning as blustery showers and coastal gales hit the UK. It comes as wet weather is set to continue this week and further flooding is expected across the UK. See Copy Catchline Cambs wet weather flooding continues

Parts of Cambridgeshire have been flooded after heavy rain last week (Image: Bav Media)

Weather Warning Charts FLOOD WARNINGS

Flood warnings are in effect across the UK this weekend (Image: Met Office)

MORE: Rita Ora says she dreamed of getting married and gushes over Taika Waititi after couple’s ‘secret wedding’

MORE: Jamie Redknapp shares photo from the hospital bed after knee replacement surgery after ‘constant problems’ since he was 18

MORE : Gareth Southgate explains why Raheem Sterling went straight down the tunnel after the move against the United States

However, the strikes were not due to the impact of Sunday’s rides.

Passengers have been urged to plan ahead and check the full weekend ahead of travel.

Trains started later this morning and finished much earlier than usual, with trains normally running between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said: “We don’t want to be in that position but nobody is listening to us.

“Our members have not received a raise during the pandemic and we are being told that rail companies cannot afford a raise of more than 2%.”

The intermittent heavy rain is expected to hit parts of south Wales and south-west England between 2pm Saturday and 3am Sunday.

In Wales, areas that could be affected include Cardiff, Swansea and Carmarthen; while in England Plymouth, Southampton and St Austell could be affected.

The Met Office said: “Rain is expected to develop in south Wales and south west England on Saturday afternoon, slowly moving east to clear most areas by early Sunday morning.

“Although the most consistent rain is expected over hills, periods of heavy rain are expected almost everywhere.

“15 to 25mm is expected fairly generally, with 40 to 60mm of rain seen in some locations, particularly over hills in South Wales and South West England.”

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

For more stories like this, Visit our news page.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/11/26/strikes-and-bad-weather-leave-passengers-facing-more-travel-misery-17832692/ Strikes and bad weather mean that passengers face more travel misery

Justin Scacco

InternetCloning is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@internetcloning.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button