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Storm Doris strikes London disrupting road, rail and air travel

Aircraft were grounded and trains delayed as Storm Doris hit London and the South East with gusts of almost 60mph.

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Speed restrictions were imposed on the railways and some services disrupted or suspended with passengers urged not to travel.

Trains into Euston were disrupted by trees on the line while damaged overhead cables disrupted trains into St Pancras.

Heathrow airport was also forced to cancel a tenth of flights as gusts of 60mph hit the west London airport between 11am and midday.

Train departures were suspended from London Euston this morning while we worked to clear a number of incidents involving trees, branches or other debris being blown onto the tracks.

There are changes to services from Euston station and we advise passengers to check before they travel on nationalrail.co.uk.

Storm Doris has caused significant disruption throughout the country. We are doing all we can to keep the network running.

We have extra teams on the ground at various locations across the country to deal with any disruption, as well as imposing speed restrictions across large parts of the country for safety reasons.

– Network Rail

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Virgin Trains said:

Due to Storm Doris, our West Coast services are severely disrupted for at least the next few hours.

We are running an hourly service between London and Birmingham, and between London and Stafford as well as an hourly service between Preston and Scotland.

All other services are currently suspended.

– Virgin Trains

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Storm Doris is expected to move on quickly, with the worst of the weather gone by Thursday evening.

Storm Doris contrasts sharplty with Monday's temperatures, where visitors to Kew Gardens, west London, enjoyed the warmest day of the winter so far, at 18.3C.