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  • Location: Barnehurst, near Bexleyheath, Kent
  • Location: Barnehurst, near Bexleyheath, Kent

    question out there for all travellers. on southeast trains....

     

    Why are they the only company that has a speed restriction on this evening frustration beyond belief

    I didn't even realise they had speed restrictions this evening - thanks for the heads up on that.  I look forward to my battle to get home later this evening then...!

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  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent
  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent

    Because then the trains use less electricity and so it saves money, but they have a half legitimate reason for doing it.

    Same with the storm between xmas and new year where they didn't run any trains for almost a day, even though the weather wasn't bad at all.

    Excuse=Reason=Saves money

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  • Location: Barnehurst, near Bexleyheath, Kent
  • Location: Barnehurst, near Bexleyheath, Kent

    I've just checked their website - the speed restrictions will be in place from 11pm tonight and all day tomorrow with short notice cancellations and delays.  With any luck I won't be able to get to work tomorrow Posted Image

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    Afernoon all

     

    Well it was nippy this morning when I left cozy home around 06:00 and felt even colder when I stepped outside to return this afternoon, remained dry all day, bit of a breeze now though. might nip out in a while to do something I was planning to do tomorrow but as the weather looks pants for then I think today my be a better choice.

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  • Location: Aldermaston, Nr Newbury/Reading
  • Location: Aldermaston, Nr Newbury/Reading

    Because then the trains use less electricity and so it saves money, but they have a half legitimate reason for doing it.

    Same with the storm between xmas and new year where they didn't run any trains for almost a day, even though the weather wasn't bad at all.

    Excuse=Reason=Saves money

    Not the real reason, I've hit a few trees in my time driving trains and it's not nice, it's not like a car where you can at least try to avoid it, with a train you just sit there looking at the thing across the tracks getting bigger and bigger and hope it's not to big that it crushes the drivers cab and you.

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  • Location: Brentford, West London (from Wales originally)
  • Weather Preferences: Stormy, windy, cold.
  • Location: Brentford, West London (from Wales originally)

    Hi all, been laid up with awful cold bug thibg, was in bed two days! Back to it now. It's feeling a bit breezy here but thankfully still dry for evening rush hour. Dreading the wind , as living in a field of trees!

    Have a great evening all..

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  • Location: Linslade, Beds
  • Weather Preferences: Deep cold
  • Location: Linslade, Beds

    Because then the trains use less electricity and so it saves money, but they have a half legitimate reason for doing it.

    Same with the storm between xmas and new year where they didn't run any trains for almost a day, even though the weather wasn't bad at all.

    Excuse=Reason=Saves money

     

    How does not running trains save money exactly ?

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  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder Storms. All extreme weather.
  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)

    (I'm expecting imminent heavy rain and strong winds - I'm currently sat at the bar in the Old Ferry Inn in Bodinnick, Cornwall.)

    Ooh! Lucky you. Wish I was there as well. Hope you can get some good photos Steve. Hope you've got your waterproofs. Just DONT put a brolly up. You'll end up flying off Lands End. :D

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    92mph gust recorded so far..

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  • Location: Shirley, Croydon, Greater London
  • Location: Shirley, Croydon, Greater London

    Energy levels are very high and will increase the storm intensity where wind gusts will reach 90 - 110 mph in the more exposed areas Posted ImagePosted Image

     

    Please take care out there

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  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)
  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)

    some interesting charts at 120 tonight

     

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

     

    but first things first

     

    be back soon with fax update but may take a little while

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  • Location: Cuxton,Kent.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms,Hot `n` sunny!
  • Location: Cuxton,Kent.

    Anyone want to swap jobs for the next few days? Either that or does someone have a sail i can borrow?

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  • Location: Home = Haywards Heath. Work = Burgess Hill
  • Weather Preferences: snow, storms or both at same time..
  • Location: Home = Haywards Heath. Work = Burgess Hill

    Energy levels are very high and will increase the storm intensity where wind gusts will reach 90 - 110 mph in the more exposed areas Posted ImagePosted Image

     

    Please take care out there

    you always say energy levels are high, what energy you talking about ?

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  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder Storms. All extreme weather.
  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)

    you always say energy levels are high, what energy you talking about ?

    Well it ain't mine.............:D
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  • Location: Almeirim de Fazendas, Portugal
  • Location: Almeirim de Fazendas, Portugal

    Energy levels are very high and will increase the storm intensity where wind gusts will reach 90 - 110 mph in the more exposed areas Posted ImagePosted Image

     

    Please take care out there

    Very windy indeed once more that is for sure, but there is no suggestion anywhere of winds of that strength, not even the Shirley Hills (which I drove through today btw)Posted Image

     

    I'm sure that all of us wholeheartedly agree with your second comment. I drive to Guildford tomorrow to collect a friend of mine around the middle of the day and once more have to weave my way up the A21 and back again through a gauntlet of woods with madly swaying trees either side and visibility dwindled through rain and surface waterPosted Image  The M25 that follows speaks for itself even in the best of weatherPosted Image

     

    So, rather than think about all that and to blot out worrying about it where is my sparkly wine this evening insteadPosted ImagePosted Image

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  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 105 m (top floor 120m)
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 105 m (top floor 120m)

    Evening all. Posted Image

    The birds are singing in the trees here. It almost sounds like a dawn chorus. Very pleasant!

    I'm expecting imminent heavy rain and strong winds - I'm currently sat at the bar in the Old Ferry Inn in Bodinnick, Cornwall.

    I saw the thread was a bit fractious yesterday. Hopefully it's calmed down now - I'll read back now to see. My opinion is that 99% of the time, the thread runs absolutely fine. I have my thoughts on whether moderation is / or isn't required, but won't bring them up - live and let live works 90+% of the time. More important things to worry about IMHO. Posted Image

    Hello Steve

     

    Can you please file reports, Kate Adie style, from the frontline! (I'm talking Cornwall and the weather, not this thread BTW.....)

     

    AS

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  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)
  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)

    computer snag at present

     

    back soon but the big concern i see excluding tomorrow is thurs night

     

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    that will not help

     

    anway back soon

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