Edinburgh LNER train passengers face disruption due to 'severe weather'

Rail services between Edinburgh and Newcastle have been affected
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Rail passengers have been urged to prepare for disruption amid a yellow weather warning.

The Met Office warned that the heavy rain could lead to travel disruption and some train journeys have been cancelled.

Train operator LNER has informed customers that some journeys north of Edinburgh have been cancelled on Thursday.

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For the early birds, the 7.55am service from Inverness to London Kings Cross with start from Edinburgh.

LNER said: "Customers from stations north of Edinburgh, road transport will be provided. Please see station staff and information screens.

"On arrival into Edinburgh, please join the next available LNER service to your destination. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today."

The 6.48am Glasgow Central to London will be started from Edinburgh due to heavy downpours.

This comes after a flood alert has been issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians as heavy rain is forecasted throughout Wednesday and Thursday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “A band of prolonged and heavy rain will move north and west across the UK during Wednesday and Thursday.

“Areas exposed to the strengthening northerly winds are most likely to see the highest rainfall amounts, with a chance of some areas, particularly over higher ground in North Wales seeing more than 150mm, with parts of North West England seeing more than 80mm.

“Many places could see 30-40 mm of rain, while a few areas may receive 60-80 mm. Areas over higher ground in the Amber warning areas could see the equivalent of more than one months’ worth of rain before the low pressure moves on, later on Thursday.”