National Rail Enquiries has warned there may be delays or cancellations two days before Christmas (Picture: PA)
National Rail Enquiries has warned strong winds and heavy rain may cause disruption to train routes in England, Wales and Scotland on Monday through to late Tuesday morning.
Dozens of routes are expected to be cancelled or delayed, with the chance train operators could run an amended timetable as people try and make their way home for Christmas.
Rail users are urged to check the National Rail Enquiries website for updates before they travel.
The rail service has also suggested those on Twitter should use and check the hashtag #UKstorm for the latest information.
The operators potentially affected by the stormy weather include, Arriva Trains Wales, c2c, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Coast, East Midlands Trains, First Capital Connect, First Great Western, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Gatwick Express, Grand Central, Greater Anglia, Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express, Island Line, London Midland, London Overground, Merseyrail, Northern Rail, ScotRail, South West Trains, Southeastern, Southern, Stansted Express and Virgin Trains.Chiltern Railways set to run slower service due to expected poor weather condition’s(Picture: File)
Chiltern Railways says it has been advised to operate its services between London and Birmingham at half speed tomorrow because of expected high winds and a number of train operators have said they are accepting tickets booked for tomorrow on today’s trains in advance of poor weather conditions.
Winds of 60mph are expected almost everywhere on Monday afternoon, according to the Met Office, with some areas being battered by 80mph gusts later in the day. Flood warnings have also been issued to parts of North East and South West England.