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Weather, fires delay trains in London

Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:20 AM

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Flooding and electrical fires have caused delays on rail routes in London and some people had to be rescued from stranded trains, authorities said.

The Environment Agency issued more than 240 flood alerts and more than 65 flood warnings the BBC reported.

National Rail said train service was canceled between Ellesmere Port and Hooton and Crewe and Chester because of weather conditions.

Electrical cable fires caused delays of trains from Gatwick to Brighton and Paddington to Heathrow, officials said.

Gatwick Express passengers were told to expect delays of about 90 minutes in train service.

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