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Trains delayed due to high winds

Train passengers are already facing delays due to tomorrow's forecasted high winds.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the region, with gusts of up to 75mph expected.

FirstTranspennine Express have cancelled trains between Newcastle and York, while East Coast passengers face delays between York and Edinburgh.

Many Northern Rail trains are delayed - the advice is to call National Rail.

Poor punctuality of First TransPennine Express

National 'trains-on-time' figures have shown First TransPennine Express to the be poorest-performing company - with 87.8 per cent of its trains being punctual. It's been attributed to "a short- term lack of available train crew compounded by a signalling fault at Selby".

The nationwide figure is 92.1% in the period from September 15 to October 12, according to Network Rail. This compared with a figure of 92.3% in the same period last year.

The figures come as season ticket holders prepare for average annual fare rises of 4.1% in January, with some fares possibly going up by as much as 6.1% even taking into account the Government's recent fares cap announcement.

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