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Thousands of people traveling by train, plane, and boat are experiencing cancellations and delays due to the ongoing impact of Storm Debi in the UK.
A geological event between Darlington and Newcastle is causing delays on the East Coast main line for multiple days. One of the two tracks is out of commission, resulting in significant delays as trains in both directions must use the same track. National Rail has announced that disruptions are likely to continue throughout the day.
The main train route connecting Leeds and Wakefield Westgate in West Yorkshire is experiencing disruptions due to strong winds on Monday that caused overhead wires to fall. Expect delays and cancellations for LNER, CrossCountry, and Northern services.
Engineering works that were scheduled to be completed overnight are taking longer than expected in multiple areas, including the important connection between Surbiton and Wimbledon on South Western Railway. This line serves London Waterloo, which is the busiest rail station in the UK.
Passengers traveling between Bracknell and Wokingham in Berkshire, as well as between Barrow and Workington in Cumbria, are experiencing the same issue.
Trains in Kent are experiencing delays due to a signal issue between Ashford International and Maidstone.
Passengers in Scotland are experiencing delays during the morning rush hour. ScotRail posted on Twitter/X: “Due to adverse weather yesterday and today, Tuesday 14 November, blanket speed restrictions will be imposed on numerous sections on the ScotRail network up until 8.30am today.
“Please review your entire itinerary before embarking on your travels today.”
The Isle of Man is now operating flights as usual following a series of cancellations on Monday.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has terminated six routes connecting the UK to its main hub at Amsterdam Schiphol, impacting passengers from Manchester, Newcastle, and Norwich.
The Port of Dover shared on Twitter/X: “The sea in the Channel is currently rough due to a strong west-southwesterly wind, with a force of 6.”
There are delays on Irish Ferries’ morning trips in both directions between Dover and Calais.