No service between Ealing Broadway and North Acton to Marble Arch. The rest of the line has severe delays and we have been made aware that Epping has no trains until further notice as they cant get trains moving at the moment.
If you need a taxi from Epping to Chingford I suggest you book it in now.
Central Line: No service between Ealing Broadway and North Acton to Marble Arch while we deal with a derailment of an empty train at White City. SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line. Tickets will be accepted on London Buses, Chiltern Railways and Great Western Railway via any reasonable route.
This is becoming a daily occurrence as the M11 often has major incidents during busy times. This will increase traffic thorough Epping as Drivers head straight through the market town to avoid the busy motorway.
With the traffic lights on palmers hill that are out of sync and already taking a huge a affect on the town this is just added misery for locals. See Link below for our other news story.
This article has been copied from everythingeppingforest.com
NORTH WEALD: Safety fears over homeless housing plan
4.51pm – 1st March 2017
VULNERABLE homeless people, possibly mental health patients, could be housed in metal storage container-type accommodation in North Weald, it has emerged.
Staff at Norway House, where three of the ‘pods’ could be located, have voiced “strong concerns about the heightened risk to staff and other residents about increasing the number of occupants at Norway House with single vulnerable people”, a council report reveals.
In response, Epping Forest District Council has said that the six additional people who would be living on the site would not warrant a need to increase on-site staff however “to assist, support and protect Norway House staff when they or other residents feel at risk from residents, particularly out of normal office hours and when lone working, it is proposed that a private security company be appointed to provide security officers to attend Norway House on an ad-hoc basis when required”.
The district council is proposing – provided planning permission is granted – to put three of the modular units – to accommodate six “single vulnerable people’ in one of the car parks at Norway House, the council’s homeless hostel.
The council report, which will be considered by the cabinet, gives a legal definition of “vulnerable people” and adds: “In reality, the vast majority of single vulnerable people are people with serious mental health problems – which can include schizophrenia, psychosis and bipolar disorder.
If the £385,000 pilot scheme goes ahead and proves successful, the council says it will consider using the ‘pods’ elsewhere in the district.
The council says such accommodation would cost less than traditional-built, permanent accommodation and the cost of placing homeless households in expensive bed and breakfast hotels.
The cabinet report describes the ‘pods’ as the same size as shipping containers, of robust metal construction that can be painted in a range of colours and can be stacked with staircase access.
They have thermal insulation and come fitted with carpets, blinds, internal fittings – there would be a shared kitchen – and white goods.
North Weald district councillors Anne Grigg and Dave Stallan were made aware of the proposals ahead of the publication of the council report.
The report states that Mr Stallan supports the proposal in principle saying it will help alleviate the current housing problem.
Mrs Grigg has said that in light of the increasing need for temporary accommodation for homeless households she supports the proposals but does not find the exterior of the ‘pods’ visually attractive.
North Weald Bassett Parish Council will discuss the proposals on Monday.
Parish council clerk Sue de Luca told Everything Epping Forest: “Probably many people in North Weald are unaware of this proposal.”
Traffic in Epping is again at a complete standstill in many of the main routes coming through the small market town.
At Lawlor Car Service we believe this has been caused by the traffic lights on Palmers Hill/The Plain (ST Margaret’s Hospital). The lights are out of sync once again and when this happens the whole area suffers travel chaos.
As a taxi company we are growing fast and the traffic causes us major headaches and members of the public are fuming that the whole town regularly comes to an unbearable state.
In the coming days we can expect more traffic problems as the lights will still not be performing the way they should. Essex County Council are responsible for the lights in our district and we will be getting in touch with them shortly. Essex County Council Traffic Lights Report Line
The M11 issues today are just adding to our problems as customers who travel further afield get caught up in the road/lane closures on one of the main Motorways nearby. See Links below.
Status : Currently Active. Earlier Reason : Caused by an earlier accident. Delay : There are currently delays of 1 hour against expected traffic. Location : The M11 southbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:15 and 08:30 on 28 February 2017. Reason : Congestion. M11 Traffic Delays in Essex Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:57:45 GMT
Epping took a huge hit when Storm Doris struck on 23rd February 2017. The image above shows a BMW that had a tree fall right on top of it. This was 1 of many trees that fell yesterday and caused traffic misery in the local area.
James mentioned in an Email that he thought ‘the local services were on the ball and prevented dilemma, traffic in Epping is stupid most of the time so I hold my hat up to them,’ and ‘one tree fell at around 3pm and by 4.30pm the tree had gone and road was opened.
Later in the day the Stansted Express was affected by the weather and all trains were cancelled. Epping again was hit hard by this situation as transport companies like our self (Lawlor Cars) were left to transport hundreds of commuters towards Harlow, Bishops Stortford, Stansted and as far as Audley End Station.
If you are looking to Book a taxi from Epping Station, please give us as much notice as possible as we do get hundreds of commuters trying to get back to Stansted, Harlow and bishops Stortford. Remember the only way to book from Epping Station is in advance from our Booking App.
Epping has been brought to a complete standstill due to a tree falling on palmers hill.
Storm Doris has brought its almighty force down on Epping as the main route through the remote area is blocked.
All Traffic in the area is gridlocked and will be for sometime. Here at Lawlors HQ we are doing everything we can to get to our customers but there are not many alternative routes available.
Lawlor Taxis will update this situation when we know more about the news.
Please avoid the area and use a different route for your journey if possible.
The trees in Epping were cleared very quickly today and a new blog post will be published tomorrow. LIKE THE Lawlor Taxis facebook page to keep updated with our blog.