Train derails after landslide as heavy rain causes UK travel chaos
Half a month’s rain falls in a few hours, flooding roads, homes and stations, and leading to derailment near Watford
A landslide resulting from torrential rain has caused a train to derail, after half a month’s rain fell in a few hours and caused travel chaos across the UK.
A heatwave this week for much of the UK ended spectacularly on Friday morning, with the east, south and south-east of England the most affected areas. They all had amber weather warnings in place, the second-highest alert level, according to the Met Office.
Due to a derailment this morning, there will be delays and cancellations. Ticket acceptance in place on other train operating companies
#WatfordJunction – London Midland are advising customers not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
It’s been a long night for our Oxfordshire firefighters who have dealt with a spate of flooding related calls since 4am.
Source: Guardian Transport