Storm Arwen: Disruption for rail passengers in Yorkshire as LNER announces cancellations

Rail passengers in Yorkshire are being urged not to travel north of Newcastle. Credit: PA Images

Rail passengers in Yorkshire are being urged not to travel north of Newcastle as Storm Arwen continues to cause disruption across the LNER network.

Those commuting from Leeds or Doncaster have been warned that the East Coast mainline will be closed between Newcastle and Edinburgh for the rest of the day.

London North Eastern Railway made the announcement this morning that it will not be running any services between the two cities today (29 November) as previously anticipated.

Northern Powergrid has now restored power to 208,000 homes across Yorkshire, the North East and Lincolnshire which were cut off by the storm, but more than 30,000 are still affected by outages.

Meanwhile, staff at a Yorkshire Dales pub cut off by snow held a karaoke evening last night as guests were unable to escape for a third night.

On Friday, 61 people became trapped in the Tan Hill Inn as a result of heavy snowfall during Storm Arwen, but some guests said they "don't want to leave" after enjoying the 17th-century hotel's hospitality.