Trains still facing disruption

Train services around the region are getting back to normal, after two days of major disruption following the big storm. Thousands of commuters were unable to get into work, with many services suspended or severely delayed.

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Travel update: East Midlands Trains hit by storm disruption

East Midlands Trains have announced that a number of their services will be disrupted this morning as a result of the stormy weather.

East Midlands Trains between London and Bedford have also be cancelled.

To check the latest East Midlands Trains timetable, click this link.

A14 Orwell Bridge is closed by strong winds

The A14 Orwell Bridge near Ipswich has been closed as a precaution against the strong winds Credit: PA

The Highways Agency has closed the Orwell Bridge on the A14 as a precaution against the high winds forecast during the rush hour.

There is a planned diversion route, via the A1156, A1189 and A1214 through Ipswich.

The Highways Agency said it will be monitoring wind speeds closely and will close the bridge only when necessary, and reopen it as soon as it is safe to do so.


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British Airways cancel flights amid storm warning

British Airways (BA) said it has cancelled a number of short-haul flights at the request of London Heathrow due to the expected storm.

Library picture of British Airways Airbus A380-841 plane taking off at Heathrow Airport Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

A BA spokesman was unable to confirm the number of cancellations but said there would be a 20% reduction in its schedule from 6-11am tomorrow, 10% from 11am-4pm and 5% from 4pm to 10.30pm.

The airline said it hoped to operate long-haul flights in and out of the airport as normal, but warned there could be some delays due to the storm.

"We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused by the poor weather but the safety of our customers is our top priority," a spokesman said.

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Eurostar postpones services until 7am due to storm

Eurostar has announced it would be unable to run any cross-Channel rail services until 7am to allow the high-speed train lines to be inspected.

The 5.40am and 6.50am services from London will set off at least one-hour late and will be subject to 50mph speed restrictions.

All other services up to noon will be subject to about 20-minute delays. Passengers are advised to check in as normal and monitor the latest updates.

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