Storm Ciara: LNER issues 'do not travel' warning to passengers

Rail operator LNER has advised Doncaster passengers not to travel this weekend as Storm Ciara hits the UK.

As a result of forecasted high winds and severe weather conditions on Sunday, speed restrictions of 50mph have been imposed by Network Rail across the LNER route. 

Doncaster railway station.

Doncaster railway station.

LNER will operate a significantly reduced timetable that will see half of the usual number of services run throughout Sunday 9 February. 

David Horne, Managing Director of LNER, said: “We are expecting significant disruption to LNER services this Sunday, so we are advising customers not to travel. 

“Customers with tickets booked for Sunday should instead use their tickets to travel on any LNER service on Saturday 8 February, before 18:00, or on Monday 10 February. 

“For customers who do not wish to travel, a full refund will be available without charge.” 

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