Speaking to ITV News, Virgin Train has confirmed: "Both lines to Manchester are now open. Services are beginning to run, but delays will continue for the time being"
In a statement tonight, Virgin Trains said:
- 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
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
In addition to the problems out of Euston station, there are also problems at King's Cross. East Coast is advising customers out of King's Cross not to attempt to travel on its services north of Newcastle.
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."