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UK storm: Rail cancellations 'right thing to do'

27 December 2013 Last updated at 14:03 GMT

Strong winds and flooding have caused major disruption for commuters as many roads and railways remain blocked and flooded.

Rail companies are operating reduced services across the UK.

The East Coast mainline, Virgin Trains, South Eastern and Arriva services have all been affected as Network Rail check routes for fallen trees.

Robin Gisby from Network Rail defended the decision to cancel all services operated by South Eastern by explaining "it would be ridiculous to put passengers on trains and get them stuck and stranded...it is absolutely the right thing to do".

Jane-Frances Kelly reports from Victoria Station in London.

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