UPDATE: First Capital Connect trains between Harpenden and London cancelled

A fallen tree blocking the railway line in St Albans

A fallen tree blocking the railway line in St Albans - Credit: Archant

First Capital Connect (FCC) routes between Harpenden and London will stay closed for the rest of today (28) while many other lines remain severely disrupted in the wake of St Jude’s storm.

Fallen trees and damage to overhead structures has led the train company to issue a travel warning as they are only running a very limited service and are unable to operate replacement buses.

An FCC spokesman apologised for the disruption caused and said: “If passengers do need to travel, they should check the latest situation on our website and consider using other modes of transport, although the road network is similarly disrupted.”

He added Network Rail are working hard to repair the damage, which includes a fallen tree completely blocking the line near St Albans station, and carry out safety checks along the route.

Tickets for travel today will be valid tomorrow and passengers can also get a full refund from point of purchase.