Train operators around the UK have advised customers not to travel on Saturday due to widespread flooding caused by the storm, which has killed three people and seen trapped residents airlifted from their homes.
With a second rare red weather alert for rain having been put in place and hundreds of flood warnings in force across England and Scotland, flights from Leeds-Bradford finally began to resume some 24 hours after a plane skidded off the runway in high winds.
But with train lines widely inoperable, King’s Cross was forced to shut in order “to manage passenger numbers on the concourse and on platforms”, due to disruption to LNER services.
There is “an extremely limited service” in place due to flooding between Doncaster and Wakefield, LNER said, while there are no LNER services north of Edinburgh on Saturday, with rail replacement services also unavailable because of road closures.
Remaining services may be subject to short-notice cancellations, the train operator said, while Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail have also warned against travelling.
There are no services from Sheffield to Nottingham or Lincoln due to flooding, while trains are also unable to travel between Leeds and Doncaster, Harrogate and Bradford.
All lines between Cheadle Hulme in Greater Manchester and Wilmslow, in Cheshire, are blocked due to damage to overhead electric wires.
The line between Newcastle and Morpeth is also closed due to viaduct damage, Northern Rail added.
Avanti West Coast said its services are severely disrupted and has asked customers to not travel between Crewe and North Wales and that people should only travel between Preston and Glasgow or Edinburgh if absolutely necessary.