At the conclusion of 2023 lots of people were planning to take trips home or abroad and a combination of issues led to plans being affected. A combination of storms and bad weather, damaged infrastructure and industrial action impacted on many plans. Storm Gerrit brought heavy snow to Scotland and even a mini-tornado to part of Greater Manchester. The Channel Tunnel crossings were halted due to a leak in a tunnel and London Euston was closed for some time after the storm affected lines. In addition to those, there were rail strikes in the UK and industrial action in France and Geneva.
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