Britain faces further travel disruption today following the most powerful storm to hit the country in years. Yesterday the storm caused widespread problems across rail networks, roads, ferry crossings and airports in England and Wales.
Network Rail’s managing director of network operations Robin Gisby has said around 200 fallen trees have been removed from rail tracks.
Following the effects of the severe weather, our track teams have worked tirelessly throughout the day to clear around 200 fallen trees and debris.
Whilst we are still working to fix a number of damaged overhead power lines on the routes north of London, the majority of railway lines in and around the south east of England have reopened although it will take some time before normal service is resumed.
We still have more to do tonight to fix the damage caused by the storms but will continue to work throughout the night and are hopeful of running a normal service tomorrow