Storm Arwen: LNER advises customers to defer rail travel over the weekend.

Rail customers have been advised to avoid travelling because of extreme weather from today onwards by LNER which operates the East Coast main line through Peterborough.

Friday, 26th November 2021, 4:10 pm
Customers should avoid travelling on the East Coast Main Line from today due to extreme weather conditions.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is advising customers to defer travel due to anticipated extreme weather conditions as a result of Storm Arwen.

LNER is encouraging any customers booked to travel from today, (Friday, November 26), until the end of service on Sunday (November 28) to defer their travel if possible.

Tickets will be valid on LNER services on the following dates: Monday 29, Tuesday November 30 and Wednesday December 1.

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Network Rail has imposed emergency speed restrictions as the extreme weather conditions begin to impact the East Coast route.

The East Coast route north of Berwick Upon Tweed will be closed to services from 5pm today. 
Further closures as a result of the extreme weather are possible elsewhere on the East Coast route. Services that can operate face extended journey times, and short notice delays and cancellations are expected.

Warrick Dent, LNER Safety and Operations Director, said: “We are encouraging our customers with tickets dated for today, 26 November and this coming weekend, to defer their travel arrangements where possible. “We expect services to be extremely busy throughout the weekend and advise customers to check our website and social channels for the latest information.”

LNER has apologised to customers for disruption impacting customer journeys today and across the weekend.

Anyone who decides against making a journey can claim a refund from the original point of purchase. The Met Office has issued a red warning, the highest level, which is issued very rarely, meaning there is potentially a risk to life.

For the most up to date travel information, customers can check or follow @LNER on Twitter.