Flash floods cause travel chaos in parts of London

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image copyrightRob Watkins

image captionVehicles were submerged by flood waters successful Raynes Park

Heavy rainfall has caused flash floods successful assorted parts of London.

Cars person been submerged arsenic roads filled with h2o portion bid services person besides been cancelled.

Photos connected societal media showed parts of south-west London including Barnes, Raynes Park and Richmond had been affected, arsenic had areas of northbound London including Golders Green and Highgate.

London Fire Brigade tweeted it had received implicit 150 calls astir flooding successful south-west London alone.

"Roads are flooded and unsafe to thrust down," they warned.

MPS Westminster besides tweeted people had been evacuated from buildings aft flooding deed parts of Hammersmith including Colville Terrace, Holland Road and Ladbroke Grove.

image captionRoads successful Barnes filled with water

image copyrightJim Kennedy

image captionNorth Kensington was 1 of the places deed by dense rainfall

The bid routes affected by floods include:

  • Services betwixt Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Gospel Oak
  • Services astatine Richmond
  • Services betwixt Shepperton and London Waterloo
  • Services into and retired of London Euston
  • Services betwixt London St Pancras International and Luton
  • Services to and from London Paddington

A lightning onslaught has besides damaged signalling astatine Epsom affecting trains betwixt London Waterloo and Dorking.

Operators person said trains could beryllium cancelled oregon delayed with commuters advised to cheque earlier they travel.

image copyrightLondon Euston

image captionTrains successful and retired of London Euston person been cancelled owed to the tracks being flooded

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