Extra Training For Train Staff

24 August 2018, 06:15 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 06:17

Southeastern Trains

Train bosses say they're getting help from consultants on how to better deal with extreme weather.

Train bosses say they're getting help from consultants on how to better deal with extreme weather.

It's after an independent report criticised Southeastern and Network Rail for the way they handled the Beast from the East.

Back in the snow in March, trains from London - headed for Kent - were stranded for hours without electricity and working toilets.

Off the back of that - operator Southeastern and infrastructure firm Network Rail commissioned an independent report to look into what happened.

At the time, they called the conditions as "unacceptable and regrettable".

Some passengers got off the trains themselves, meaning power to the tracks had to be turned off - leading to more delays.

As well as bringing in consultants, train bosses say more than 3,500 staff will get extra training.