Passengers left stranded by the collapse of Flybe today are being offered a lifeline by LNER.

The airline, which operated around two-thirds of all internal flights in the UK, went into administration overnight, cancelling all flights and leaving passengers in limbo.

But LNER, which operates the East Coast Main Line, announced this morning that anyone showing their boarding card, booking confirmation or Flybe staff ID will be able to travel on its trains in Standard Class for free today.

In a statement on its website, the airline confirms it has gone into administration said: "If you are due to fly with Flybe, please DO NOT TRAVEL TO THE AIRPORT unless you have arranged an alternative flight with another airline. Please note that Flybe is unfortunately not able to arrange alternative flights for passengers."