Live updates

Video shows moment train crashes into trailer truck

Amateur video shows the moment an Amtrak passenger train struck a tractor trailer truck causing a derailment in North Carolina.

Leslie Cipriani filmed the moment the train crashed at 12.15pm in Halifax County on Monday causing minor injuries to 40 of its 200 passengers.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the State's Department of Transportation said on Twitter that investigations have been launched.

Advertisement

Tay Bridge closed due to high winds in Scotland

Network Rail Scotland has closed the Tay Bridge over the River Tay near Dundee due to strong wind.

Ferry crossings from Dover delayed due to high winds

Ferry services from Dover to Calais and Dunkerque are subject to delays because of the severe weather:

Larne and Cairnryan ferry crossings suspended

P&O Ferries has suspended all services on its Larne and Cairnryan line because of the high winds:

Network Rail Scotland deploy snow patrols and chainsaw gangs

Rail journeys in Scotland are also being badly affected by snow, flooding and fallen trees, Network Rail Scotland has advised.

ScotRail says a number of services have been delayed or cancelled, including services between Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness.

Advertisement

Rail commuters delayed due to gale force winds

Heavy rain and gale force winds have caused delays for rail commuters, with gusts registering upwards of 90 miles per hour in parts of the country.

High winds and heavy rain all along the south coast caused significant delays on lines operated by South West Trains and South Eastern Trains, with trees and flooding blocking the tracks.

South West Trains said there were delays of up to half an hour between Bournemouth and Southampton due to flooding near Brockenhurst, while First Great Western and Cross Country services between Paignton in Devon and Manchester Piccadilly were held up due to a fallen tree.

Commuters passing through Dover Priory faced delays of up to 60 minutes owing to a tree on the line, which has now been cleared.

Leaders Live policy video: Transport

"Do you feel cheated whenever you buy a ticket?," asks YouTuber Jazza (aka rhymingwithoranges).

"I personally live just outside of London and I spend over £20 a day just getting in and out of work, and that's money that I'd quite like to have."

Watch his video below for a flavour of what he is going to ask political leaders during Leaders Live. What will you ask?

Load more updates