Network Rail boss praises rail clean-up effort

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.

Watch: Bob Crow says staff cuts are behind rail chaos this morning

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Storm travel disruption warning

Britain faces further travel disruption today following the most powerful storm to hit the country in years. Yesterday the storm caused widespread problems across rail networks, roads, ferry crossings and airports in England and Wales.