Uckfield Line passengers told to avoid train travel today because high temperatures may cause the rails to buckle

Avoid train travel today if you can, says Southern

Train operator Southern is advising passengers to avoid travelling by rail today (July 25).

If you are unable to avoid making a journey, allow extra time.

The warning for Uckfield passengers and those across the whole network comes as the South East looks set to record the hottest day of the year and perhaps the highest figure on record.

Speed restrictions

Speed restrictions are in place on some routes because of the high track temperatures.

“Most of our railway will be restricted to a top speed of 60mph during the bulk of the day,” Southern said, adding:

  • We will be running fewer services across many of our routes and those trains that do run will be delayed during their journey and will be busier than usual.
  • If you must travel check using nationalrail.co.uk for trains that are running.
  • Do expect trains to be delayed during their journey, please plan extra time for critical journeys.

You are also advised to carry a bottle of water with you, and not to board a train if you feel unwell. If on board a train, you will get help quicker at the next station. Avoid using the passenger alarm outside of stations.

For more information about how hot weather affects the railway please visit this Network Rail page


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