Passengers told to avoid travel by train as Storm Franklin warnings continue
Train operators have warned customers to avoid travel if possible as services are expected to be paralysed by gale-force winds and lashing rain.
LNER services at Newark Northgate Station are already being affected.
Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Newark and Retford all lines between these stations are blocked.
Services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.
LNER is warning that disruption is expected until the end of the day
National Rail has warned anyone making essential journeys once services resume to expect major disruption to routes across most of Great Britain — including cancellations, delays and slower speeds onboard.
This comes after the Met Office issued a yellow wind warning for much of the UK and follows on from Storm Eunice and Storm Dudley.
The operator said any services which are running are expected to be very busy.
National Rail said: “Please check before you travel if you plan to use train services today or on Monday.
“The poor weather conditions may cause flooding, and any trees already weakened by Storm Eunice may fall down.
“Where conditions worsen, speed restrictions could be put in place to ensure you can travel safely.”
National Rail said the following train operating companies will be affected:
Avanti West Coast
East Midlands Railway
Great Western Railway
London Northwestern Railway
South Western Railway
Transport for Wales
West Midlands Railway