Storm disruption

Morning trains to and from London are cancelled as a storm passes over the south of England.

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Rail services to London running again

Rail services on reduced timetable Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

East Coast Mainline says its services have started running again to and from London King’s Cross, after a day of disruption caused by high winds and flooding.

Trees were brought down onto overhead power lines and debris blown onto the tracks at several as the storm swept across southern Britain.

Trains have already started operating from London King’s Cross but East Coast is advising passengers whose journeys are not essential to defer travel until tomorrow (Tuesday 29 October).

Tickets dated for travel today will be valid on East Coast services tomorrow.

East Coast Operations Director Danny Williams said: “We appreciate the patience of our customers as Network Rail engineers have worked very hard in challenging conditions to get the line open again.

“For the remainder of today, a reduced timetable will be in operation. Our last services of the day from London to major destinations will all operate. The final two trains will be diverted via Hertford to allow engineers to complete overnight repairs to the overhead power lines.

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Passengers advised not to travel till tomorrow

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.

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East Coast: No trains running in or out of King’s Cross

East Coast trains have cancelled all services to and from King's Cross station in London:

Storm causes major travel disruption

The storm which hit the south of the country this morning has meant some severe disruption for commuters.

All trains from the North East to London are terminating outside the capital because of flooding and problems with overhead power cables.

Some passengers will be stranded until tomorrow.

No trains running in or out of King's Cross

East Coast have confirmed that none of their trains are running in or out of London King's Cross.

All southbound trains are terminating early and there is no indication of when services will be resumed.

The company says the storm has affected overhead power lines and flooded the tracks in places.

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