Severe winds and storms are forecast to hit the North of England and Scotland on Thursday 5 December 2013. Wind speeds of up to 95mph in places are expected. Speed restrictions will be imposed and therefore some Train Operators will be running an amended timetable from start of service on Thursday 5 December 2013.
These changes are expected to apply until the afternoon, but may continue depending on the weather conditions.
- Journey times will be extended
- Customers may travel on services immediately before or after their booked service
- Tickets will be valid on Friday 6 December
- The amended timetable can be seen here. These changes can also be seen in the Journey Planner
- Passengers will be accepted on CrossCountry services
First TransPennine Express
These changes are expected to apply until approximately 14:00, but may continue past 14:00 depending on the weather conditions.
- No trains will run between Newcastle and York apart from 06:11 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street which will run. Passengers can use East Coast and CrossCountry services between Newcastle and York. CrossCountry may be stopping additionally at Chester-le-Street.
- No trains will run between Carlisle and Edinburgh / Scotland apart from the 05:36 and 07:42 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport services. Passengers to use Virgin Trains services between Carlisle and Scotland. Virgin Trains will be stopping additionally at Lockerbie.
- All other services are planned to run as normal but may suffer delay due to the poor weather conditions
- Tickets will be valid on Friday 6 December
- These changes can be seen in the Journey Planner
No ScotRail services will run before approximately 07:00 on any route. Timetable information for ScotRail services that will run is available here. These changes are available in the Journey Planner. Passengers with tickets for travel on Thursday 5 December may be used on Friday 6 December.
The following routes will not run from start of service on Thursday 5 December (trains on these routes may be able to run again later in the day):
- West Highland Lines
- Elgin - Inverurie
- Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh / Wick
- Edinburgh - Perth via Kirkcaldy
- Girvan - Stranraer
- Ardrossan South Beach - Ardrossan Harbour
- Ayr - Kilmarnock
- Glasgow Central - Paisley Canal
- Glasgow Central - Whifflet
- Motherwell - Cumbernauld
- Cathcart Circle via Maxwell Park
- Dalmuir - Motherwell / Lanark via Bellshill
- Dalmuir - Larkhall via Hamilton
- Motherwell / Edinburgh - Milngavie
- Bellgrove - Springburn
- Glasgow Queen Street - Anniesland
- Glasgow Queen Street - Stirling via Croy
- Glasgow Central - Edinburgh via Shotts / Carstairs
- Cumbernauld - Falkirk Grahamston
- Edinburgh - Dunbar
No trains on the following route until at least 16:00:
- Glasgow Central - Ayr / Gourock / Largs / Wemyss Bay
- Dalmuir - Balloch / Helensburgh
Caledonian Sleeper - 21:15 London Euston to Fort William Sleeper service will terminate at Edinburgh. ScotRail are contacting customers who are due to travel this evening.
Virgin Trains plan to run a normal timetable on Friday 5 December. However, passengers should be prepared for possible delays caused by the poor weather, especially on trains between Preston and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central. Tickets will be valid on Friday 6 December if passengers decide not to travel.
These changes are expected to apply until approximately 12:00, but may continue past 12:00 depending on the weather conditions.
- No services will run between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central / Aberdeen
- Journey times between Edinburgh and York will be extended by up to 2 hours
- Trains that normally start/terminate at Newcastle will start/terminate at York
- Mutual ticket acceptance with East Coast, Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express
Northern Rail plan to run a normal timetable tomorrow. However passengers should be prepared for possible delays caused by the poor weather, especially on the following routes:
- Darlington - Newcastle
- Newcastle - Morpeth and Chathill
- Bishop Auckland - Saltburn
- Middlesbrough - Hexham via Sunderland and Newcastle
- Carlisle - Newcastle
- Preston - Carlisle via Oxenholme
- Preston - Carlisle via Barrow
- Blackpool North / Blackpool South - Preston
- Skipton - Morecambe / Carlisle
Grand Central plan to run a normal timetable on Thursday 5 December, however passengers should be prepared for possible delays caused by the poor weather on services to and from Sunderland.
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Journeys with East Coast, Virgin Trains, ScotRail, Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express services can be seen in the Journey Planner. Changes to CrossCountry services are not currently available in the journey planner.