The train service between Sheffield and London St Pancras has been suspended as Storm Eunice hits the country today.
East Midlands Railway released a statement, advising those who are set to travel to work today to stay at home after an Amber weather warning was released.
Joe Grantham, 20, a business management student said: “I found out my train was cancelled only ten minutes before.”
He was travelling to Liverpool to see a friend for the weekend, he also said: “Lucky for me I can reschedule but I know for lots of other people it can’t be that easy.”
Damage to overhead wires between Luton and London St Pancras are set to cause major delays throughout today. Those who are expecting to travel between Sheffield and St Pancras will be affected.
The cancellations between Sheffield and London St Pancras services are likely to cause frustrations among commuters.
Those who are attempting to travel face journey times that have doubled compared to the original timings advertised.
William Carmichael-Davis, a lecturer at The University of Sheffield was unable to attend work today as he commutes from Manchester to Sheffield.
He said: “It was very strange. The weather was dead calm and it wasn’t even raining this morning.”
“They are saying that conditions will worsen as the day goes on, so there was a danger, I would not be able to get home tonight.”
“Either way it was a bit disappointing that Northern Rail could not provide replacement bus services.”
In Sheffield, there is a 90 percent chance of heavy rainfall with heavy showers and high winds of up to 65mph.
Those with the intention to travel by train have also been advised that if you do get disrupted on a service, alternative arrangements for mid-journey incidents will not be provided.
However, EMR has said that tickets for travel today are eligible for refund.
Matt Stacey, Head of stations at East Midlands Railway said: “If customers absolutely need to travel we suggest they should also leave themselves plenty of extra time to reach their destination.”
For the latest information concerning the storm and how it may affect your travel plans over the weekend visit; eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk