Storm Ciara - LATEST TRAVEL ADVICE for today
Storm Ciara brought high winds across the country yesterday, with significant disruption across most routes. There is also a yellow weather warning in place for Wind, snow and ice in Scotland today and tomorrow.
Network Rail are now assessing the repairs needed to the railway following damage caused by the storm. Train operating companies are also making plans to check that lines will be safe to run passenger trains this morning.
Travel advice is being added to each train operator's page as we receive it. The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner will be updated as train operators confirm their service.
The following train operating companies have issued customer advice. Please click on the train operator below for more information:
- Avanti West Coast
- Caledonian Sleeper
- Gatwick Express
- Great Northern
- Great Western Railway
- Heathrow Express
- Hull Trains
- London Northwestern Railway
- London Overground
- South Western Railway
- TfL Rail
- TransPennine Express
- Transport for Wales
- West Midlands Railway
How does weather affect the railway?
Strong winds can blow debris onto the tracks, including trees and other forms of vegetation, that delays trains while the line is cleared. Damage can also be caused to overhead power lines. As a result, Network Rail may need to impose speed restrictions on some lines for safety reasons - this will slow down trains and may extend your journey time.
Do you live near the railway?
Please help us keep the network open by securing loose items like garden furniture, sheds or trampolines. We've seen these block tracks during previous storms, and we want to do everything we can to prevent this.
If you, or anyone you know, has precarious trees, trampolines or similar items on their property that could fall or be blown onto the railway, please report it to Network Rail's customer helpline on 0345 711 4141.
Check before you travel:
Please check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #StormCiara
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.
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