Thousands of rail passengers were left stranded on trains after wind and rain wrought havoc with services.
Stuck! Stuck on a wobbling train in the middle of a storm! Freezing! starving! wet foot! Send help!
Been stuck on an @virgintrains service to London N of Lichfield. All train staff have been brilliant even when the train had no power!!!
On a train near Doncaster heading for London , tree has come down right in front of it , nobody hurt , stuck for a bit, got some chocolate
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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Friday will be a much calmer day for many, with the weather set to remain dryer with sunny periods and much lighter winds than on Thursday.