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Winter weather: a traveller's survival guide (Dec. 24)

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-12-24

Airports and train stations braced for a new cold snap across northern Europe on Friday after winter weather caused travel chaos earlier in the week. Here is FRANCE 24’s survival guide for those travelling on Christmas Eve.

Page last updated Friday, December 24, 07:55am.

AIR:

Paris: The French Civil Aviation Authority has reduced the number of flights arriving and departing from Charles de Gaulle airport by 50% until at least noon on Friday. A shortage of de-icing fluid is likely to provoke further cancellations. Flights at Orly airport were reduced by 20% on Thursday and many were still delayed on Friday. Travellers are advised to check the status of their flights with their airline before leaving for the airport.

For more information, see the Paris airports' website: www.aeroportsdeparis.fr

London: Heathrow is open and has announced that most flights will operate on schedule Friday. A full list of arrivals and departures is available on the airport website.

Gatwick is open with the runway operational.  However, some backlogs and cancellations are likely throughout the day, due to the ongoing impact of snow across Northern Europe. The airport advises passengers to check their airline's website to confirm flight status.

For more information: http://www.heathrowairport.com  http://www.gatwickairport.com/

Frankfurt: The travel situation improved on Friday morning in Frankfurt Airport, with few cancellations announced.

For more information: http://www.frankfurt-airport.com

Amsterdam: Some flights cancelled and delayed.

For more information: http://www.schiphol.nl/index_en.html


RAIL:

EUROSTAR: Eurostar was planning to operate a near normal service on Friday and advised passengers to arrive at the station one hour before departure time.
THALYS: Thalys trains are running at reduced speed and delays are expected.
TGV: All TGV trains are running but at reduced speed, especially on the East and South-East lines, prolonging the duration of those journeys.

For more information, see the national railway website www.sncf.com, or call +33 (0)805 90 36 35. Also see the Transilien website www.abcdtrains.com or call 0805 700 805.


ROADS:

No current delays, but France's national weather service has announced severe snowfall and wind in the north and northeast regions of the country.

Real time map of road conditions: http://www.bison-fute.equipement.gouv.fr/diri/Accueil.do?langue=en

Date created : 2010-12-21

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