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Ophelia disruption continues

Satellite image of a hurricane

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are set to cause more disruption to travel across the north of England and Scotland today after leaving a path of destruction in Ireland yesterday.

More than 260,000 homes are without power across North Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and north Wales this morning after Ophelia battered the area with strong winds. Cork, Dublin and Belfast airports resumed a normal schedule today, with just a handful of cancellations announced at each.

However, the storm knocked over hundreds of trees, including several that fell on train tracks between Bradford Interchange and Halifax in Yorkshire. There are also reports of a landslip on the same line, bringing disruption to Grand Central and Northern services between Bradford Interchange and Hebden Bridge/Brighouse until at least 2pm today. Customers are advised to use Transpennine Express services between Leeds and Manchester and Metrolink services between Manchester and Rochdale.

National Rail also warns of disruption on services across Scotland, with trees on lines and carriers expecting worse weather to affect multiple routes. Scotrail has cancelled and suspended many services, so passengers are advised to check the status of their train before departing for the station.

Thus far there is no major disruption to flights in Scotland or northern England, however passengers are advised to check with their airline before leaving for the airport, as some carriers are reporting cancellations.

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