The train journeys of tens of thousands of passengers communicating through the inter-city rail lines have had their journeys disrupted.
There are long delays and cancellations for travellers hoping to use the West Coast main line which connects London Euston with northwest England.
Due to flooding all lines through Stoke-on-Trent are closed while other routes in the area were experiencing problems.
The passengers were informed of disruption to continue until the end of service on Sunday October 27.
Widespread cancellations and long delays were noted while some CrossCountry and Virgin Trains services were being diverted via Crewe not calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.
Lines from Crewe to Chester and both the Crewe and Shrewsbury into Wales are being affected.
There are problems between Huddersfield and Leeds, and in the Hull area on the trans-Pennine routes.
Those intending to travel between London and northern England have switched to east Midlands Railway operating from Sheffield to London St Pancras.
Services on the line via Derby and Leicester, and connecting links from Sheffield, are extremely crowded.
By severe disruption on Britain’s flagship rail line the pressure on the Sheffield-London line was intensified.
A series of trains from London to Leeds, Edinburgh and Aberdeen has been cancelled by LNER which runs the trains on the East Coast main line from London King’s Cross to Yorkshire, northeast England and Scotland.
Trains from Scotland, Leeds and Newcastle in the south were cancelled or terminated at Doncaster while others were delayed. As there was no driver being available the train pulled up at Doncaster. Passengers were advised to catch next trains but it was standing room only for two-and –a half hours.
Due to the engineering work between Peterborough and Doncaster longer journeys than normal had been scheduled.
As the trains were diverted via London the journey times were extended by an hour.