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Hot weather to bring railway speed restrictions and disruption

PUBLISHED: 12:26 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:48 23 July 2018

Ipswich Railway Station Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Railway Station Picture: ARCHANT

Hot temperatures are set to bring alterations to this evening’s peak rail services - with speed restrictions expected on routes through Suffolk and Essex.

Greater Anglia tweeted a message to customers this afternoon forewarning them of the impact of the warm weather.

“Due to the high temperatures expected this afternoon (33+) alterations will be made for this evenings peak with speed restrictions expected on routes,” Greater Anglia said.

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The rail operator is also advising passengers to keep a bottle of water with them.

“If you feel unwell whilst on a train, please call for assistance at when the train arrives at the station,” Greater Anglia tweeted.

Several services on the network have already been delayed due to train faults and at least one service this evening has been cancelled due to the heat-related speed limits.

Visit Journey Check for details of specific services.


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