Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014
Thousands of people were affected by delays and cancellations on busy commuter routes on Friday as the weather took a turn for the worse.
There were seven cancellations to services by First Great Western on Saturday “due to poor weather conditions earlier”, its website said.
South West trains said their engineers had worked through the night to avoid further delays.
“Our teams continued to work through the night to ensure that trains and train crew are in the correct positions to enable us to operate our full timetable from the start of service on this morning,” they said in a statement.
The Met Office said that, while there was a risk of rain on Saturday the weather was not likely to be as turbulent as the previous day.
This weekend is seen as one of the busiest of the year for travellers as the great summer holiday getaway begins. It is expected to be the sixth busiest weekend on record at Heathrow Airport.
An estimated 226,426 passengers will pass through the airport on Saturday with another 234,261 on Sunday, according to its projections.
Last weekend was the fifth busiest the airport has seen till date, with a total of 692,027 passengers arriving and departing between Friday and Sunday. However, it is estimated that 226,426 passengers will pass through the airport on Saturday with another 234,261 on Sunday, according to its projections.
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