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Storm Ciara warning for West Norfolk rail travellers




Rail passengers in West Norfolk have been warned their journeys could be disrupted by the expected arrival of Storm Ciara this weekend.

A Met Office weather warning is in place for potentially damaging winds, with gusts of up to 70 miles per hour predicted, on Sunday.

Network Rail says that could cause damage to the network which could affect journeys both then and during the Monday morning commute.

Launch of new trains at King's Lynn Railway Station and opening of new Cambridge North Station.View from the Drivers Cab. (28581022)
Launch of new trains at King's Lynn Railway Station and opening of new Cambridge North Station.View from the Drivers Cab. (28581022)

And they have also warned that any repairs which are necessary could be delayed by the weather conditions.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail's Anglia route director, said this morning: “We’re working hard to get all our resources and people in place to deal with any potential damage that Storm Ciara might bring.

"In the event of damage, while every effort will be made to get the network running, we need to make sure we don’t put anyone at risk.

"The safety of our staff and passengers is our absolute priority. If that means delaying repairs until the gusts have gone, I am certain that is the right thing to do.

“I know if this happens it will have a big impact on everyone’s start to the week, but that’s why we’re getting a message out now, so people can prepare if the worst happens.

"We will work with train operators to keep you all updated over the weekend as we know more.”

A yellow weather warning for strong winds is currently in place across the whole of the United Kingdom for Sunday.


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