CrossCountry Trains has announced it will run a severely reduced service on Friday December 18 due to Storm Eunice

The Met Office has announced a rare red warning as Storm Eunice is expected to hit the UK.

There could be gusts of up to 90mph and a danger to life from 7am on Friday. 

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “After the impacts from Storm Dudley for many on Wednesday, Storm Eunice will bring damaging gusts in what could be one of the most impactful storms to affect southern and central parts of the UK for a few years.

“The red warning area indicates a significant danger to life as extremely strong winds provide the potential for damage to structures and flying debris.

"Although the most exposed coastal areas in the south and west could see gusts in excess of 90mph, winds will remain notably strong further inland, with gusts of between 70-80mph for most within the amber warning area.” 

What CrossCountry services are running? 

CrossCountry has advised customers to not travel on Friday due to the storm and will run an extremely reduced service. 

It is not clear which services will be running yet. 

The website says: "Due to Storm Eunice, we expect to receive extreme weather conditions across most of England on Friday 18 February.

"CrossCountry will run a severely reduced and amended service on Friday. We strongly recommend that you do not travel on Friday 18 February."

What if I have already booked a ticket? 

Passengers with tickets dated Friday 18 February may use their tickets on Thursday 17 February and Sunday 20 February.

There is also industrial action across the route on Saturday February 19, and customers should not travel on this date. 

If you decide not to travel a full refund can be requested from your ticket provider.