|Posted on Friday, 20 July, 2007 - 04:53 pm: |
Southern says this:
"20 July 2007, Train services on all routes are being disrupted due to flooding.
Short notice alterations, cancellations and delays of up to 120 minutes can be expected.
As a result of the severe weather today all Southern services will be severely disrupted for the rest of the day.
There is a landslip in the South Croydon area which is causing congestion on the network and also means that no services can operate between East Croydon and Oxted.
East Grinstead passengers are advised to travel via Three Bridges and then by bus. Metro Bus Routes 281/291 are also passing ticket holders to East Grinstead from Three Bridges.
Uckfield line passengers are advised to travel via Purley and then by bus to Oxted.
However, due to the extensive road flooding and resultant congestion we cannot guarantee onward road connections.
Passengers for Caterham and Tattenham lines should change at Purley.
All other Metro routes are open but subject to a number of speed restrictions, and are therefore subject to severe delays.
Main line services to the SussexCoast are operating but again subject to severe delay and cancellation, due to the partial line blockage at South Croydon and other flooded sites.
There is no service on the Clapham to Watford route due to flooding.
London Buses and London Underground are accepting Southern Ticket Holders on all routes, as are South Easten Trains & South West Trains. However, widespread disruption is being experienced on most routes in the region.
We apologise to passengers that we cannot guarantee connections this evening and regret that many journeys will be severely extended.
For all train running information please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 08457 48 49 50, minicom/textphone: 0845 60 50 500.
Our main website will be available again later this evening."
I am planing on taking the Caterham from Charing Cross tonight to HOP, can anyone let us know here of their commute experience tonight so that we know to avoid trains all together and go staight for the bus. I can get a 172 easily easily for the Strand to HOP but I'd like to know if it is worth trying to get the Caterham train or if I should not bother and got straight to the bus stop.