TRAIN services between the North East and London suffered major disruption today as the storm St Jude battered the south of the country.
No East Coast trains are running in or out of London King’s Cross station, with services terminating at Peterborough.
As a result, many trains are subject to short-term cancellation and delay, and currently, there is no firm indication when services will be resumed.
Other train companies, including Virgin, East Midlands and Chiltern, are also experiencing severe disruption.
As a result, East Coast customers are advised not to travel today.
Anyone who holds an East Coast ticket for travel today will be able to use it tomorrow.
People are advised to travel on a service as close as possible to the original time of their departure.
Storm damage has resulted in multiple incidents involving overhead power lines, with many fallen trees and debris across the line – and the heavy rain has flooded track in places, causing problems to signalling.
Network Rail is working hard to clear the debris from tracks and to resolve other issues, but it is likely this work will take much of the day.