RAIL travellers are being warned to expect further delays and cancellations today after Storm Ali caused chaos yesterday.

Train operators were advising passengers not to travel last night as high winds and rain brought the railway between York and Scotland to a standstill.

Commuters faced long delays getting home after overhead power lines were brought down.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) warned that York train travellers could face more problems today (Thursday, September 20).

An LNER statement said: "High winds and heavy rain, due to Storm Ali, caused significant damage to overhead electric wires at Durham and north of Berwick yesterday.

"Although Network Rail teams worked through the night to fix the issues, further rectification work is required due to the severity of the damage.

"Unfortunately, this means LNER will be running a reduced service between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh today, and train services may be cancelled, delayed or revised until the end of the day."

LNER said customers with tickets dated for travel yesterday, Wednesday, September 19, will be able to use their tickets to travel on any LNER service today, Thursday, September 20.

A spokesperson added: "We are working hard to get our train service back to normal and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this has caused."