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Snow causes long delays for First Capital Connect passengers
Commuters were left standing on the platform this morning facing delays of up to 45 minutes due to the snowfall in southern England.
First Capital Connect passengers travelling from St Albans City and Radlett were affected by the holdups.
The delays were due to heavy congestion and signalling problem caused by 10cm of snow that fell in Sussex over night.
Trains are also travelling slower to keep the snow out of essential electrical equipment.
A spokesman for First Capital Connect said: “Network Rail has been working under very trying conditions in Sussex where drifts of as much as 10cm of snow have formed and where conditions are so bad the Red Cross has been called out to rescue hundreds of stranded motorists.
“The severe congestion on this part of the route has affected services everywhere else including those in central London, St Albans and London where we have no snow and bright sunshine.
“Understandably, our passengers in the areas with no snow will find it difficult to understand why bad weather was affecting their services this morning.”