Rail commuters hit as morning trains cancelled ahead of storm

Rail commuters face a difficult journey to work on Monday as services are cancelled Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Hundreds of thousands of commuters face a difficult journey to work on Monday as stormy conditions force rail companies to cancel trains before 9am.

The advice from Network Rail is not to travel early on Monday morning.

Greater Anglia is suspending all train services before 9am and says it will run a reduced service after 9am but expects "significant disruption" throughout the day.

First Capital Connect says the storm is expected to be strongest overnight and is likely to lead to fallen trees and damage to buildings.

The company is not running trains from midnight and doesn't expect to resume services before 9am on Monday.

c2c which operates trains from south Essex into London is also suspending rush hour services before 9am.

The company says that once the storm has passed, it will be helping Network Rail to check the lines are clear and that no damage has been caused to the overhead wires that supply power.

Train companies say rail tickets booked for Monday will still be valid for travel on Tuesday.

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