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Millions of commuters face being unable to get to work on time tomorrow after a host of train companies cancelled all early morning and rush hour rail services due to the powerful storm bearing down on the country.

Southern Railway, Greater Anglia, First Capital, South-West Trains and London Overground have all said no services will operate until it is safe to run them, with no trains expected at all until at least 9am.

Storm St Jude is currently on its way to England and Wales, bringing with it hurricane-force wind speeds of up to 80mph and torrential rain that is expected to cause widespread damage.

Flood warnings have been given and prime minister David Cameron has chaired a government meeting to ‘ensure people are protected.’

With the ‘worst storm in years’ tearing its way over the Atlantic, travel networks are preparing for significant structural damage which could halt services.

‘Heavy rain and high winds are forecast across central and southern England and Wales tonight and into Monday,’ a message on the National Rail Enquiries website said.

‘This may mean that some trains are delayed or cancelled, and some Train Operators are running amended timetables with many train operators not running a service before 9am.’

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