SEVEN train operators have been suspended as wild Storm Eunice wreaks travel chaos.
People have been urged to hunker down and stay indoors, and a do not travel warning has been issued.
同时, c2c, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, Greater Anglia, South Western Railway, Southeastern and Transport for Wales have suspended service on the tracks.
Netwrok Rail closed Kent routes and every South East London line was blocked by trees.
And South Western Railway said there had been “multiple incidents” as the ferocious winds downed 30 trees.
In a joint statement from Network Rail and South Western Railway, a spokesperson said: “因此, all SWR services have been suspended and we strongly urge customers not to travel toady.
“While we are working hard to try to restore some services later tonight, we cannot guarantee any trains will run for the rest of the day and customers should make alternative travel arrangements if possible.”
Network Rail earlier today tweeted a shocking clip showing the roof of a building being blasted off by high winds, before landing on tracks in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Jacqueline Starr of the Rail Delivery Group told The Mirror: “Storm Eunice is causing widespread damage and we’ve had to respond by closing lines to keep our customers and staff safe.”
She added people were urged not to travel, and could instead claim a refund free of charge over the weekend.
The Port of Dover was also been shut down “in the interests of customer and staff safety” but has now reopened shipping and some ferry services.
别处, trees are blocking roads, power lines have fallen across railways, and bricks have been blown off buildings during the havoc.
多于 100 people are trapped on a ferry in the middle of the sea off the coast of Portsmouth.
大约 90 passengers and 13 members of crew are onboard the Wightlink ferry, which was forced to anchor after winds reached a record 122mph making it too dangerous to cross.
And journeys across the Irish Sea were cancelled.
National Highways said their staff had experienced “虐待” after taking measures “to keep road users safe”.
现在, soldiers are bracing for deployment in hardest hit regions with Brits hunkering down at home as they are told to avoid travel and work from home where possible.
And a major incident has been declared in Suffolk, 尽管 55,000 房屋, farm and businesses woke up to no power in Ireland this morning and another 85,000 houses were left in the dark across England and Wales.
Two red warnings were in force for southern England – one covering the south east from Ipswich to Portsmouth, including London, and the other stretching from Cardiff down to the furthest tip of Cornwall.
Today is the first time red warnings have been issued since Storm Arwen in November last year, second to the Beast from the East in 2018.