all international train travel was halted to and from the Netherlands, where the meteorological service issued a storm warning. Trains were delayed in Poland because of frozen points and damaged rails.
And there was more bad news for people trying to use public transport in the South East of England.
- All London buses have been withdrawn from service due "to adverse weather and dangerous driving conditions".
- Many Tube lines are partially suspended and the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines entirely suspended.
- South West Trains is running a reduced service on most routes and passengers are advised not to travel unless their journey is essential.
This year's annual Snow Train, which shuttles skiers between Paris and the French Alps, has also been summarily cancelled. It has nothing to do with the weather, mind you. This rail failed for the usual reason: it's just too darned expensive.