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Storm Eunice: Trains cancelled in Stamford, Rutland and Peterborough area

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A number of rail services have been cancelled as people are urged not to travel in Storm Eunice.

People are being advised not to travel on the East Coast Main Line today (Friday, February 18), as Network Rail prepares to respond to Storm Eunice.

There are no trains running between Peterborough and Stamford until 3.54pm today, while the next rail service from Stamford to Oakham won't arrive at the station until 6.07pm.

Network Rail
Network Rail

There is a significantly reduced rail timetable running across the area today.

Additional trained workers have been deployed at key locations along the route to respond to issues quickly, as strong winds and heavy rain are expected to cause widespread disruption for the railway.

Fallen trees and other debris can blow onto the line, with the potential to damage train-powering electric wiring or block the track. As the Met Office has issued a weather warning, trains will need to run at lower speeds to be safe and services will be significantly reduced.

A tree has fallen on overhead electric wires near Peterborough. Photo: Network Rail
A tree has fallen on overhead electric wires near Peterborough. Photo: Network Rail

Sarah Reid, East Coast route director for Network Rail, said: “Running a railway through extreme weather is always a challenge.

"We have extra workers out on the network at key locations, ready to react quickly to Storm Eunice and repair the railway wherever it’s safe to do so."

Click here for a list of what is closed today due to Storm Eunice

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