Train services through Basingstoke will be cut tomorrow because of predicted snow (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Train services through Basingstoke will be cut tomorrow because of predicted snow
2:54pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in Local
TRAIN services through Basingstoke are to cut tomorrow in the expectation of bad weather and snow.
South West Trains is advising passengers to consult their online timetables for more information. Travellers are advised to consult the revised timetables at www.southwesttrains.co.uk .
Jake Kelly, Customer Service Director for the South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance, said: “Over the past few days, we have been carefully monitoring the weather forecast to enable us to make a decision about the level of service we should plan to run. With severe weather warnings in place for heavy snow on our network, we have taken the decision to put a special timetable in place for Friday January 18.”
The company said services will be cut further if the weather is more severe than expected, but for the time being, it is expecting to run a normal timetable on Saturday.
Mr Kelly added that the revised timetable in place for Friday will help to ensure "we make best use of our resources to deliver the most robust service we can for passengers should the forecasts prove accurate."