United Kingdom: a fall of a tree on a catenary blocks the route of the COP26 to a crowd of travelers

October 31, 2021 by No Comments

Hundreds of travelers stranded on their way to COP26. A crowd of passengers hoping to travel by train to Glasgow, Scotland, for the COP26 on climate, found themselves stranded at Euston station in London (UK) on Sunday, October 31, due to an interruption in the traffic. traffic due to a tree falling on a catenary. The Avanti West Coast rail company, which serves Glasgow from Euston in particular, has advised travelers on Twitter not to travel, adding however to try to find alternative routes.

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London Euston station for its part announced on Twitter that intervention teams were at work to “remove the tree and do a full damage assessment to plan repairs”. The incident took place about 130 kilometers north of the British capital.

On the social network, many travelers have criticized the fact of not being able to get to Glasgow by train, a means of transport that is much less polluting than the plane.

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“All trains to Glasgow hanging on weather event – hundreds of climate conference delegates stranded in Euston because UK infrastructure is not resilient enough to withstand climate change …”, tweeted Cecilia Keating, journalist specializing in environmental issues. The reporter posted a photo showing a crowd hanging from the billboards, next to which sits a screen with scrolling inscriptions. “the world is watching you COP26”, “no time to waste”.

Launched on Sunday, the COP26 represents “the last and the best hope” to succeed in limiting global warming to +1.5 ° C, the most ambitious objective of the Paris agreement, declared its president Alok Sharma at its opening.

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