Category - UK


UK: trains from Gatwick disrupted by fire

Gatwick airport rail fire: Delays on Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink trains after blaze on track Disruption was likely to continue for most of Tuesday   Commuters and holidaymakers have been suffering long train delays after a rail track fire at Gatwick airport station.   Dozens of trains operating to and from the West Sussex […]


UK: London: Golders Green station opened after abandoned car alert

London’s Golders Green station reopens after abandoned car alert London’s Golders Green underground train station reopened on Monday after an abandoned vehicle was cleared of posing a security threat.   Transport for London said the station had reopened after police said the vehicle outside the station, which is located in the heart of the city’s […]


UK: June 21: Southern Rail conductors plan strike

Southen Rail conductors plan another strike: June 21 A union has called for another 24-hour strike by conductors on Southern rail trains in an ongoing dispute about the introduction of driver-only trains.   Southern operator Govia Thameslink (GTR) said it would implement a new role for conductors from 21 August, with guards no longer opening […]


UK: National Rail disruption: Southern network

UK: National Rail A shortage of train conductors and drivers due to sickness is affecting Southern services. Trains across the whole of the Southern network may be cancelled or amended. Please check your journey before travel. Alternative travel options Passengers may use Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea and South West Trains services […]


UK: increased threat from Northern Ireland-related terrorism

New information on threat level from terrorist There is a threat of terrorism in Europe. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time and could target areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers, such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels, schools, places of worship and airports and other transportation hubs. Exercise […]


UK: Central London: evacuation: incident is now over

Huge evacuation in central London after chemical incident—an “ammonia leak from a fridge in an office block” City workers were evacuated after a ‘chemical incident’ near London’s busy Liverpool Street. People had to flee their desks while firefighters attended the scene in the capital’s financial district, on London Wall in Moorgate just before 3pm. A […]