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Cop26 travel chaos as trains from London to Glasgow delayed

Cop26 travel chaos as trains from London to Glasgow delayed
Avanti advises customers not to travel as disruption expected all day

Cop26 has been hit by travel chaos on its opening day as train lines between London Euston and Glasgow suffered major delays amid inclement weather.

Avanti’s west coast line was blocked because of a tree falling on power lines, het die maatskappy gesê. It advised customers not to travel.

Passasiers, potentially including hundreds of delegates and journalists heading to Cop26, were told their tickets for today could still be used tomorrow.

Network Rail said power lines near Long Buckby, about halfway between Northampton and Rugby, had been damaged.

“We’re working on a plan to remove the tree & then fully assess the damage so we can plan a repair,” the body tweeted.

Avanti has agreed with TransPennine Express that the latter will take some passengers on “reasonable routes”.

Volgens Die Onafhanklike’s climate correspondent, Daisy Dunne, dozens of people are also stuck en route at Milton Keynes, attempting to find ways around the blockage.

Sy het bygevoeg: “It seems that all routes to Glasgow are currently suffering delays and official advice from the train companies is to go home and try again tomorrow, which is simply not possible for many.”

Only yesterday, Avanti ran a dedicated “climate train” from London to the summit in Glasgow, providing the final link in a trans-European journey for some 300 aktiviste.

The UK was lashed again by heavy rain and winds on Sunday, days after downpours blocked railway lines in northern England and Scotland. In some areas officials were forced to recommend people flee their homes due to rising river levels on Thursday.