Check before travelling today as severe weather approaches Wales

Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2014

network-railRail passengers are being advised to check with their train operators before travelling today, as gale-force winds and heavy rain will mean changes to some scheduled services.

With forecast wind speed of more than 100mph at some locations, services will be cancelled between Bangor to Holyhead; West of Llanelli; Central Wales line and West of Machynlleth, whereas a speed restriction of 50mph will be imposed on all other services across Wales.

These changes are essential to reduce the risk caused by trees, branches and other debris which can block lines and damage signals. Passengers intending to travel between 1400 and 2000 today are advised to check with their train operators for the latest service information.

Mark Langman, managing route director, Network Rail Wales, said: “Getting everyone to their destinations in the next six hours won’t be an easy task given the forecast conditions and disruption is likely. However, we will do our best and place priority on running as many trains as we can safely and especially during the rush hour this evening.

“In addition, our engineers and other staff will be across the Wales network in the next six hours, ready to react quickly to any problems, removing debris and fixing equipment where necessary. I’d like to thank passengers in advance for their patience and understanding. We and the train operators are doing all we can to limit disruption and keep trains running safely.”

Source:- Network Rail


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