Severe heat impacts train journeys

Following the severe weather warning Network Rail has assessed the impact of the extreme heat on the railway infrastructure and have announced they will be introducing speed restrictions to ensure the safe running of trains.

As a result, GWR services are expected to be significantly impacted and those trains that do run will be extremely busy.

Journeys will take longer and there is a high likelihood of cancellations, delays and last-minute alterations.

Customers are being advised to only travel if absolutely necessary on Monday and Tuesday. Passengers who choose to travel are being advised to check their journeys and ensure they are well-prepared for the extreme conditions – wearing cool clothes, taking handheld fans and ensuring they have plenty of water to drink.

To help customers, GWR is allowing people with tickets for travel on its services on Monday and Tuesday to travel on Wednesday and Thursday instead.