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Kent storm: Southeastern report widespread cancellations while ferries face big delays

17:07 05 December 2013

High speed train

High speed train

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High winds blow in causing transport nightmare

Rail travellers and ferry passengers are facing long delays tonight as high winds cause chaos to key transport routes.

Train operator Southeastern is warning of delays and cancellations on all lines this evening.

A spokesman said: “Train services running across the whole Southeastern network may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 mins or revised at short notice.

“This is because of poor rail conditions, meaning services have been delayed and become congested on all lines.”

Meanwhile, ferry passengers are facing long delays at cross-Channel ports this evening as high winds begin to play havoc.

With many parts of Kent braced for widespread flooding over the next 24 hours as a sea surge hits the eastern coast of England, the weather is impacting on transport already.

Ferry firm P&O, as of 5pm this afternoon, is warning passengers of delays of up to 90 minutes on its Dover to Calais routes, but is advising all passengers to check-in as normal for their sailing times.

DFDS is reporting similiar hold-ups on its services.

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