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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