The UK’s second named weather system of the season, Storm Bronagh, swept across the country last night, bringing strong winds and heavy rain and causing widespread travel disruption this morning.
Arriva Trains Wales is reporting several routes affected by the storm, including flooding to railways between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth, as well as a landslip in the Dinas Rhondda area affecting trains between Porth and Treherbert. Disruption on these lines is expected to continue throughout the day.
Great Western and South Western railways report obstructions on the line between Reading and Wokingham/Guildford and Guildford and Havant earlier, but the trees have been cleared and services should return to normal later this morning.
Parts of the North East of England and Scotland are still recovering from damage to overhead lines on the railways following Storm Ali on Wednesday. As a result, electric trains run by London North Eastern Railways through the Durham area are affected and the operator is running a revised timetable between London and Edinburgh today. Customers can use their tickets on Crosscountry and Transpennine Express services until 1200.
Scotrail says slippery conditions between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts means that fewer trains are able to run on the route, with disruption expected until noon.
Trains elsewhere in the country may experience problems throughout the day, with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning for wind for parts of England and Wales between 1100 and 1800.