Travel update - winter weather affects London Overground and London City Airport

The cold snap which has hit east London has led to problems on the London Overground network and cancellations at London City Airport and police are warning drivers to take extra care.

There are severe delays on the London Overground line as a result of today’s (December 1) adverse weather conditions.

A shuttle service is operating every 15 minutes between Dalston Junction and New Cross and every 30 minutes between Dalston Junction and Crystal Palace.

Severe delays are occurring on the services to and from West Croydon and Crystal Palace.

The Dalston Junction to West Croydon line was closed until 7.50am this moring because of ice on the rails.

London City Airport has also had cancellations and delays due to the weather and police offered advice to drivers, asking them to take extra care.

Chief Superintendent David Snelling, head of the Traffic Unit, said: “In really bad snow or ice do not drive unless absolutely necessary.

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“Always check the weather forecasts before travelling and allow extra time for your journey to avoid rushing. Taking a little extra time and care over your journey can make a big difference to your safety.

“Drivers need to take special care when driving in bad weather especially when it affects road conditions and visibility.”

The police advised that because of ice and slush, it will take 10 times longer to stop than on a dry road, so drivers should slow down.

It was also advised to pack blankets and warm clothes.

There are currently no reported problems on the London Underground network and a good service is reported on the Docklands Light Railway.

Temperatures are expected to fall to minus 3 degrees Celsius tonight and remain below freezing for much of tomorrow.