Press release -
Heatwave: West Midlands Railway passengers encouraged to only travel if essential
Passengers travelling on West Midlands Railway (WMR) services have been encouraged to only travel if essential on Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July as high temperatures hit the country.
The Met Office has issued a red weather warning for extreme heat, with temperatures set to reach 37°C on Monday and Tuesday.
Extremely hot temperatures can deem railway tracks unsafe, as steel is easily able to absorb heat. Overhead electrical cable wires are also susceptible to high temperatures.
As a result, speed restrictions and reduced timetables will be in place for safety reasons.
A West Midlands Railway spokesperson said:
“With such hot weather forecast for early next week, we are encouraging passengers to only travel on Monday and Tuesday if their journey is absolutely necessary. Speed restrictions and reduced timetables will be in place across our services on these days, so we are expecting disruption.
“If journeys are essential, we urge passengers to check before they travel and plan ahead, including ensuring they stay hydrated. Revised timetables will be confirmed as soon as possible.”
- Service information is available at Heat Related Timetable Amendments: Mon 18 and Tues 19 July | West Midlands Railway
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- London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast Main Line to and from London Euston.
- West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill.
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