Passengers stuck for 5 hours after gales damage train

Passengers on an East Coast train near Durham say have been stuck on board without heating or lighting for more than five hours after the train's pantograph was blown off by high winds:


Stranded on the #eastcoast train just short of durham - no heating or lighting!


They're rationing biscuits and water - but free wifi. Good to know that #eastcoast have their priorities in order!


Despite having been stuck on this train for 5 hours now, we're still in good spirits :) #eastcoast


Travel disruption after storms lash Britain

There were severe delays and disruption to the train network and roads were blocked by falling trees after a huge storm swept across Britain.