Storm travel disruption warning

Britain faces further travel disruption today following the most powerful storm to hit the country in years. Yesterday the storm caused widespread problems across rail networks, roads, ferry crossings and airports in England and Wales.

Live updates

Rail services still disrupted by yesterday's storm

A number of train operators are still reporting service disruptions after yesterday's storm.

See full details on the National Rail website

South West Trains

  • Routes from Eastleigh towards Fareham remain closed. There is a bus service.
  • Trains than run from Portsmouth to London via Fareham, Hedge End and Eastleigh will run as normal.
  • Buses running between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier.

Greater Anglia

  • Rail shuttle from Manningtree to Colchester for connections to Liverpool Street.
  • Services from Norwich and Ipswich to Cambridge are connecting with First Capital Connect services from Cambridge to Kings Cross.
  • Stansted Express services suspended until further notice. No replacement buses available.

London Midlands

  • Delays between Whitlocks End and Birmingham Snow Hill until further notice.
  • Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.


Stansted Express services remain suspended

Stansted Express services remain suspended until further notice due to overhead line damage caused by the powerful storm:

Further travel disruption expected following storm

Britain faces further travel disruption today following the most powerful storm to hit the country in years.

The departure boards at Victoria train station yesterday during rush hour. Credit: Jonathan Grun/PA Wire

Local authorities continue to clear away debris and fallen trees while engineers work to restore power to homes and rail services are slowly expected to return to normal following a day of travel chaos in the south.

National Rail said it was not yet able to say how services will be affected today but urged travellers to check with their train operator, while ferry services from Dover are still delayed because of rough seas.


Delays and travel chaos continue as services resume

Rail delays and travel chaos continue although many services are returning to normal.

The latest updates include:

  • On South West Trains, 90% of routes are now open, although with a reduced level of service.
  • London Midland said services in and out of London Euston were operating with delays of up to 30 minutes.
  • Northern, First TransPennine Express, Scotrail and Merseyrail were all reporting normal service.
  • A reduced timetable is in place for Southern services
  • There are delays of up to 60 minutes for the rest of the day on Chiltern
  • Virgin Trains said a full service was being run for the rest of the day, but delays are possible.
  • East Coast, First Hull and Grand Central services between Peterborough and London Kings Cross are running with delays, while CrossCountry routes are also experiencing delays.
  • East Midlands Trains said there were no trains in or out of London St Pancras International until tomorrow

More delays reported on rail network

National Rail Enquiries has reported delays from Worcester Foregate Street and via Basildon, with some routes suspended.

Network Rail to work through the night for repairs

Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s managing director of network operations has said work will continue through the night in an attempt to restore normal service by tomorrow.

Around 200 trees have been removed from tracks. Credit: @NetworkRail

He said: "We still have more to do tonight to fix the damage caused by the storms but will continue to work throughout the night and are hopeful of running a normal service tomorrow.

“We’re doing everything we can to get people moving but would advise passengers to check with their train operator or National Rail Enquiries for the most up-to-date service information.”

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