Southeastern warns commuters of disruption due to snow and ice

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By MariaSoleil | Thursday, January 17, 2013, 15:03

SOUTHEASTERN has warned commuters snow and ice could cause disruption to services tomorrow.

Passengers are asked to check train times before travelling and allow extra time to make journeys.

It says it is relying on Network Rail to clear tracks and keep points ice-free.

Spokesperson for the rail firm, Alison Nolan, said: "Weather forecasts are predicting moderate to heavy snow to fall across the south east network from early tomorrow morning. 

"We're reliant on Network Rail clearing the tracks and ensuring points and signals don't freeze up so we can run a train service."

Snow is expected to fall for much of tomorrow in Medway, and temperatures are due to fall to at least -2C.

Ms Nolan continued: "Given the weather forecast, there may be disruption on some routes through the day. Our staff will be out working to clear platforms and treat icy surfaces and Network Rail will be running snow and ice clearance trains day and night to help keep the network open.

"We're advising all passengers to check before travelling to see if train times have been altered, allow plenty of extra time and take extra care on the slippery roads and footpaths."

For live travel information, check Southeastern's website and follow @Se_railway on Twitter.

Let Rochester People know if your journey is disrupted by tweeting us, or emailing rochester@thelocalpeople.co.uk.

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