A major station was forced to close due to overcrowding as passengers were warned to avoid rail travel.

Crowd control measures were implemented at Kings Cross yesterday (October 21) due to disruption to LNER services, said Network Rail.

Storm Babet continues to disrupt rail networks, including Greater Anglia, London North Eastern Railway and Northern Rail, which are operating special services today (October 22), according to Transport for London.

The British railway company said yesterday on X: “King’s Cross Station is currently closed to manage passenger numbers on the concourse and on platforms.

Storm Babet has brought severe disruption to the rail network and our teams are working hard to get passengers safely on the move.”

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Kings Cross reopened later that day and temporary crowd control measures were lifted, Network Rail later announced.

Train operators UK-wide had advised customers not to travel on Saturday due to widespread disruption.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER), Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail had all warned against travelling as lines were widely flooded.

Additional reporting from PA.