Strong winds cause delayed trains and disruption at Christmas Fayre in Peterborough

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Strong winds are causing difficulties in Peterborough with train-goers told to look out for delays while disruption has also hit a Christmas Fayre.

Commuters on the Virgin Trains East Coast line between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross, which stops at Peterborough Station, have been told services may be delayed for up to an hour and that they should check the latest travel information before setting off.

A statement on the Virgin Trains East Coast website reads: “High winds are likely to affect our services on Sunday 29 November 2015.

Some trains will have to run at reduced speed which leads to longer journey times, particularly for trains running to destinations north of York.

“We are not making any changes to the published timetable at this point. Customers are advised to travel on their booked services and check the latest travel information before setting off.

“We’re very sorry for any disruption to your journey. Please speak to any member of staff at stations or on board our trains for information and assistance.

“For live travel information and advice visit www.virgintrainseastcoast.com or follow @Virgin_TrainsEC on Twitter.”

The Friends of Central Park Christmas Fayre running until 3.30pm today has also been hit by the weather.

People tweeting into the Peterborough Telegraph said that the fayre had been cancelled, but the Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor John Peach, said the event was still running, albeit in a reduced capacity because the crafts stalls were being blown away.

He added that rides were continuing to run.

In addition, it was announced yesterday that the Stamford Christmas Lights Festival scheduled for today had been cancelled due to the poor forecast.

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