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Network Rail’s managing director of network operations Robin Gisby has said around 200 fallen trees have been removed from rail tracks.
The North East and Yorkshire escaped the worst of the storm which hit this south of the country this morning but its far-reaching effects have been felt by commuters in the region.
All trains from the North East to London were terminating at Peterbrough, outside the capital, because of flooding on the tracks and problems with overhead power cables.
The first train left London just after three today and the first train out of Peterbrough left just before five.
East Coast say they are continuing to monitor the weather.
National Rail is still reporting cancellations between Merthyr Vale and Merthyr Tydfil, delays from London Kings Cross and amended services in Anglia.
East Coast trains have cancelled all services to and from King's Cross station in London:
The effort to clear railways of debris and get services up and running has been "handled very professionally," according to the managing director of Network Rail.
Robin Gisby defended his company from accusations that not enough staff were on hand to clear the tracks and that the cancellation of services was an overreaction.
A ferry carrying 1,000 people from Newcastle to Amsterdam was forced to return to sea after the storm that battered Britain descended upon Holland and closed the port of IJmuiden.
The ship left the north east at 5pm yesterday and was due to reach the Dutch capital at 9.30am today, DFDS Seaways said.
The ferry, which is believed to be waiting outside the port, is now expected to dock at 3.30pm local time.