It was 'Thunderbirds to the rescue' overnight as hundreds of passengers were stranded on an Edinburgh-bound train battered by winds.
Union leaders were under pressure tonight to call off the strike after it emerged new peace talks would take place on Friday.
Bob Crow has told ITV News that he does not use ticket offices at London Underground stations.
Clifton Suspension Bridge, which links Bristol and north Somerset, was closed today after it was battered by high winds.
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The bridge's office manager Tony Hinchliffe told the Bristol Post it will remain closed until further notice, with gusts reaching 60mph.
Passengers hoping to board a Virgin Train today have been told to "abandon" their travel plans. In a series of tweets Virgin said customers already travelling would be left at the nearest station.
NEW: ALL CUSTOMERS TO ABANDON TRAVEL #UKSTORM
UPDATE: We are advising all customers not to attempt to travel. Customers already on services will be taken to the nearest station.
Several train firms said Crewe station was evacuated and all services stopped after the roof was "blown off" the station. There were also problems with overhead power lines reported in the area.
#Crewe Please be aware due to the roof being blown off, ALL services are currently at a stand through this station.
NEW: Owing to overhead wire problems between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street all lines are blocked, delays of up to 30 mins are expected.
There will be speed restrictions in place across various rail routes in north west England from 4pm today due to the weather, with passengers told to expect journey times to be extended by up to an hour.
There are also no East Midlands Trains running between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.
The West Coast Main Line between Preston and Lancaster will close at around 7pm today for a couple of hours because of high winds, Network Rail said.
The West Coast Main Line will close at around 7pm today for a couple of hours because of high winds, Robin Gisby, managing director for network operations at Network Rail said.
– Bob Crow, RMT Union
It is unfortunate that we were forced and provoked into a dispute that we never wanted.
The RMT union has also suspended a planned strike by its members on London Underground.
The Prime Minister has said that the government is "bringing all our resources to bear" to repair the train track at Dawlish, which links Cornwall and parts of Devon with the rest of the country.
The TSSA union is to suspend its strike on London Underground after reaching a deal over ticket office closures.
The Prime Minister is continuing his visit to the South West today and is surveying a section of train track that was destroyed by large waves at Dawlish in Devon.
In Dawlish to see how Network Rail are rebuilding the track wrecked by recent storms. http://t.co/mpoX3brZdt