Storm Doris sparks rush hour rail chaos in London

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Fallen trees, damaged power lines and emergency speed limits were today causing chaos for rail passengers as Storm Doris devastated timetables on London's busiest lines.

Euston Station was closed to allow Network Rail workers to clear debris from tracks. Passengers using Kings Cross and St Pancras were also facing difficult journeys.

East Midlands Trains halted all services from St Pancras. Virgin Trains East Coast suspended its timetable from Kings Cross. And Virgin West Coast warned of two hour delays on the Euston line.

Speed limits of 50mph were imposed on many routes in London and the Home Counties.

Southern warned of cancellations and delays of up to 90 minutes blaming fallen trees at Ewell, Oxted, New Cross Gate, Tadworth and Sutton. An oil drum was blown on to the line at Redhill and plastic sheeting was causing problems at Shepherd's Bush.

Passengers on South West Trains were experiencing delays of up to an hour with rail bosses warning of disruption until the end of the day.

Commuters were advised to check services with National Rail Enquiries before this evening's rush hour.