East Coast line trains cancelled and delayed by severe weather

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A number of trains to and from King’s Cross on the East Coast main line have been cancelled this evening due to bad weather and many others are experiencing long delays.

Strong winds and heavy rain have affected numerous services on the line including services in and out of Grantham.

Services to London cancelled tonight are the 17:54 Newark to London Kings Cross, 18:01 York to London Kings Cross and 19:15 Leeds to London Kings Cross. Services from London cancelled tonight are the 18:19 London Kings Cross to Newcastle and the 19:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds. Trains are also being delayed because of the weather and further alterations are possible.

Anybody travelling by train is asked to check for cancellations and amendments before travelling. To check East Coast times go to the website at www.nationalrail.co.uk

East Coast have lifted ticket restrictions today and tomorrow. East Coast customers can travel on any service on Monday or Tuesday December 23 or 24. Seat reservations will apply for services which depart at the scheduled time. East Coast is strongly urging customers to travel as soon as possible as severe weather conditions are likely to worsen this afternoon, while trains are expected to be considerably busier.

As a result of the forecast high winds and heavy rainfall, the following amendments are currently ongoing:

Trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough may be delayed by up to 30 minutes because of speed restrictions

A tree on the overhead wires at at Knebworth is causing delays of up to 60 minutes between London Kings Cross and Stevenage

Trains between Peterborough and Grantham may be delayed by up to 60 minutes because of overhead wire problems