Storms disrupt trains out of King's Cross & Euston

Some rail services out of London are being severely disrupted by the storms.

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Changes to East Coast services out of King's Cross

  • All East Coast services north of Newcastle are currently suspended and no alternative transport is available
  • Customers already travelling to destinations north of Newcastle should go back to where their journey began, with tickets for today being valid for travel tomorrow and tickets for Friday valid on Saturday
  • Services south of Newcastle are currently running to an amended timetable with extended journey times

Changes to Virgin Rail services out of Euston

Speed restrictions have been imposed which means Virgin Trains is running an amended timetable.

  • To and from Edinburgh/Glasgow Central, no trains are running between Carlisle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central
  • On Manchester services, trains between Crewe and Wilmslow are being delayed because of overhead wire problems
  • Trains are being delayed by up to 120 minutes. Passengers may use London Midland services. Tickets will be valid on Friday 6 December if passengers decide not to travel

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Virgin Trains warns of major rail disruption in storms

Virgin Trains says it cannot run any trains to and from Scotland because of today's severe weather conditions. In a statement Virgin said:

"We are currently unable to run trains to or from Scotland, due to high winds, and cannot guarantee that we will be able to run them later today. Customers are advised not to attempt to travel. Tickets for travel today (5 December) can be used to travel on Friday 6 December."

East Coast train on the platform at London's Kings Cross Station Credit: Press Association
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