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.

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Thousands of passengers stranded on trains

Thousands of rail passengers were left stranded on trains after wind and rain wrought havoc with services.

The evening rush-hour suffered disruption almost throughout the country, with a section of the West Coast main line in Lancashire closing between 7pm and 9pm.

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