RAIL travellers have been urged not to travel on services in the North East, with journeys cancelled until Sunday. 

Passengers have been urged not to travel on TransPennine Express (TPE) services on the

East and West Coast Mainlines as disruption caused by Storm Arwen continues to have an impact services. 

TPE services to and from Edinburgh on the East Coast Mainline will be cancelled on Sunday, November 28, as the line is expected to remain closed to allow repair and recovery work to take place.

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While travel is possible on cross-Pennine routes (between Liverpool, Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds, York, Middlesbrough and Scarborough) customers are being asked to check before they travel and to allow additional time for journeys as further disruption is possible.

Customers who had planned to travel this weekend can defer their journeys, and any tickets already purchased for travel will be valid on TPE services up to and including Monday 29 November, or a full refund can be obtained at tpexpress.co.uk/help/refunds and there will be no admin fee for this.

Meanwhile, LNER, which operates on the East Coast Main Line, tweeted: "Owing to severe damage to the line from #StormArwen, no trains will run north of #Newcastle throughout Sunday 28 November. There will be significant disruption across our entire route.



Kathryn O’Brien, customer experience director for TransPennine Express, said: “Due to the impact of Storm Arwen, train services continue to be disrupted on some routes, most notably the West Coast Mainline and East Coast Mainline.

“Anyone planning on travelling by train today can choose to defer their travel or claim a refund and we are working closely with Network Rail to get a full service running again as soon as we can.”