Hundreds of passengers are stranded on the way to COP26. A crowd of commuters hoping to board a train for COP26 on climate to Glasgow, Scotland, are stranded due to a traffic blockage at Euston station in London (UK) on Sunday, 31 October. Traffic causing a tree to fall on a catenary. The Avanti West Coast Rail Company, which exclusively serves Euston to Glasgow, has advised passengers not to travel on Twitter, though to try to find an alternative route.
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London Euston station, for its part, announced on Twitter that intervention teams were at work. “Remove trees and do a full damage assessment to plan for repairs”. The incident took place about 130 km north of the British capital.
because of the crowd #eustonstation Currently there is only exit
All trains are currently suspended as overhead wires have been damaged by falling trees.
— London Euston (@NetworkRailEUS) 31 October 2021
On social networks, many travelers have criticized the fact of not going to Glasgow by train, a mode of transport that is far less polluting than the plane.
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“All trains to Glasgow are hanging on the weather event – hundreds of Climate Conference delegates are stranded in Euston because UK infrastructure is not resilient enough to cope with climate change…”, tweeted Cecilia Keating, a journalist specializing in environmental issues. The reporter posted a picture showing the crowd hanging from a billboard, with a screen with a scrolling inscription sitting next to it. “The world is watching you COP26”, “No Time to Waste”.
All trains to Glasgow suspended due to meteorological event – Hundreds of delegates stuck at a climate conference in Euston because the UK’s infrastructure just isn’t resilient to climate change… @COP26 @nextwest coast pic.twitter.com/1GnP5WiCWI
— Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating) 31 October 2021
Launched on Sunday, COP26 represents “Last and best hope” To succeed in the most ambitious objective of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to +1.5°C, its chairman Alok Sharma announced its inauguration.
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