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Major train station closes as flood warnings bring ‘significant risk to life’


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A major train station has been forced to close as Storm Babet brings “significant risk to life” and causes “severe” travel disruption.

King’s Cross station in London shut due to overcrowding.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “King’s Cross station has crowd control measures in place this afternoon while LNER services to the North East are severely disrupted.”

There is still “severe disruption” in the worst-hit areas of the country, including Scotland and the North East of England.

A social media post added: “London Kings Cross has become too crowded to be safe for all passengers.

“The Police have taken the decision to close the station until the passenger flow is more manageable.

“Where possible, please use a different London terminal station.”

Delays at King’s Cross are expected to last until 5pm.

More than 500 flood alerts and warnings have been issued across Great Britain, with residents in parts of Scotland receiving evacuation orders.

A total of 470 severe flood warnings, flood warnings and flood alerts have been issued in England, the Environment Agency has said.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency put out an additional 31 and Natural Resources Wales issued a further 22.


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