East Coast train services amended due to severe weather

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Trains are running to an amended timetable on the East Coast main line due to severe weather conditions.

Train operator East Coast says services south of Newcastle are currently running to an amended timetable with extended journey times.

The operator is advising customers not to attempt to travel on its services north of Newcastle today due to severe weather conditions including high winds. All East Coast services north of Newcastle are currently suspended and no alternative road transport is possible.

Customers already travelling to destinations north of Newcastle are advised to return to their point of origin, with tickets for today valid for travel tomorrow.

Customers can check the www.eastcoast.co.uk website for live service updates and travel information before making a journey. Updates are also available by following @eastcoastuk on Twitter or by calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

An East Coast spokesman said: “Network Rail has taken the decision to close all rail routes north of Newcastle due to a combination of high winds plus fallen trees and other debris falling onto the track.

“Our advice to all customers travelling south of Newcastle today is to please check for the latest information before setting out, and to allow extra time to make your journey. Customers intending to travel to stations north of Newcastle are advised not to attempt to travel today owing to the severe weather conditions.

”We apologise to all customers for any inconvenience caused by today’s disruption to train services.”

Due to the revised timetable in operation, there will be no seat reservations on East Coast services today.