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Storm Ciaran: What is happening to flights, trains and roads?

Storm Ciaran: What is happening to flights, trains and roads?

Storm Ciaran, the latest bout of bad weather to hit the UK and neighbouring countries, is causing widespread travel disruption – with cancellations and delays expected to last until Saturday.

More than 100 UK flights are grounded. At sea, the worst conditions are in the Channel. Crossings from Dover to both Calais and Dunkirk are suspended.

Dozens of rail links are closed – some ahead of the expected storm, others because of fallen trees or flooding.

These are the key issues facing travellers.


British Airways and the Dutch airline KLM have between them cancelled around 100 flights to, from and within the UK due to Storm Ciaran.

Overnight, BA has increased the number of short-haul cancellations at Heathrow. The airline has grounded 38 domestic and European flights. In addition, all 10 flights are cancelled between Heathrow and Jersey – whose airport is closed all day. Guernsey airport is also shut.

The cancellations including two round trips to each of Amsterdam, Belfast City, Brussels, Glasgow and Paris CDG.

A spokesperson said: “Like other airlines, we have had to make schedule adjustments due to the adverse weather conditions across the UK and Europe caused by Storm Ciaran.

“We’ve apologised to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans and our teams are working hard to get them on their way as quickly as possible.”

Passengers are being rebooked on other services, or can take a full refund.

In addition, KLM has cancelled dozens of flights between its hub in Amsterdam and the UK due to reduced runway capacity at the Dutch airport.

The carrier is telling passengers: “Due to the expected weather conditions at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the runway capacity has been reduced on Thursday 2 November. As a result, some of our flights have been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

All 17 UK airports served by KLM, from Bristol to Inverness, have had some departures and arrivals grounded. Almost 50 flights to and from Amsterdam are affected. London City, London Heathrow and Manchester are worst hit.

Passengers are entitled to be re-routed free of charge, with KLM required to provide hotels and meals as necessary until they reach their destinations – although the Dutch airline is telling passengers: “If your flight is delayed and you require accommodation, please find a hotel that meets your…

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