Hot weather to bring railway speed restrictions and disruption

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.

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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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