December 23, 2013 1.14 pm This story is over 95 months old

Lincoln trains cancelled due to high winds

High winds: Yellow warnings of wind in the East Midlands has caused train services to cancel or delay journeys.

Train service providers will be extending, delaying or even cancelling a number of services around Lincoln due to predicted high winds.

Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind across Lincolnshire for December 23.

Its chief forecaster believes the south to southwesterly winds could cause severe gales through the afternoon and evening, which has the potential in some areas to reach 50-70mph.

Due to these warnings of wind in the East Midlands and heavy rain in the south of the country, train timetables have been altered.

Some Northern Rail services between Lincoln and Sheffield have been cancelled or delayed, as well as a bus replacement service already in place.

Meanwhile, East Coast Trains cancelled a number of services to London Kings Cross from Newark.

The 7.06pm Lincoln to London service will be extended, so it now travels up to Leeds too.

East Midlands Trains advises passengers to either travel early to avoid severe weather, or wait until tomorrow.

Trains between Leicester and Lincoln, via Nottingham, will be extended.

This will also affect the Doncaster to Peterborough via Lincoln services on December 23.

Any passenger with a ticket for a cancelled train today will be able to receive or refund or travel on December 24.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Trains said: “Transport networks across the country are expected to be affected by the severe weather later today.

“We are strongly urging our customers to bring forward their journeys to travel prior to the evening peak if possible.

“The worst of the weather is expected later in the day and we expect to be able to run only a very limited service during the evening peak and throughout the night.

“Our advice to passengers is also to check the latest travel advice, and take extra time and care for trips. Along with Network Rail, we are monitoring the weather forecast closely to ensure we put the safety of customers and our staff first.

“We have relaxed ticket restrictions to help people travel at different times and we working with Network Rail to make sure everyone gets home for Christmas as safely and quickly as possible.”

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