5:45Pm Snow Update On Rail Travel13/01/2010
• Vast majority of train companies now returned to full weekday timetables
• 66% of timetabled services running on time today
• Train companies likely to find fewer weather-related technical problems affecting their services if improved weather forecasts prove correct
The vast majority of train companies are running a full weekday timetable this evening, although snow and ice have caused delays, some serious, in London and the South East.
Across the network, 66% of timetabled trains had arrived on time by 5pm today (Wednesday).
The weather is forecast to improve from now on following last night’s fresh fall of snow. If the forecasts prove correct, train companies are likely to find fewer weather-related technical problems affecting their services.
Operators are expected to run normal weekday timetables again tomorrow.
National Rail Enquiries (NRE), operated and paid for by train companies, continues to help the millions of people who have been contacting it since the cold weather began.
A new dedicated recorded information phone line, which can be called on 08453 017 641, is one of several special measures being implemented to complement NRE’s existing abilities to deal with high demand. These include the NRE website, available at www.nationalrail.co.uk, and NRE’s automated tracker service on 0871 200 49 50, which will give passengers up to date information about their services.
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