Strong winds and stormy weather
When storms occur we are not permitted to run trains again until the route is cleared and passes inspection by Network Rail
Strong winds, gales, heavy rain and storms can all bring your journey to a standstill. They are often the culprits behind major disruption on our network, such as flooding, fallen trees and debris on the tracks (like garden furniture and trampolines) or dangerous landslips which can block the line.
When bad weather strikes, we may need to slow our trains down and run an amended timetable to keep you moving safely. And in some circumstances, we’ll be unable to run trains at all on some routes until Network Rail has checked the track is clear and safe for us to run on, or when weather is too dangerous for people to make any journeys.
Whenever the Met Office forecasts adverse weather, be sure to check before you travel. Up-to-date information about our services is available on our live information page, our Southeastern app and Twitter @Se_Railway. Find out how we prepare for other weather such as ice and snow.