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How the weather affects the railway

Find out how weather conditions can cause delays, and see the steps we take to minimise disruptions together with Network Rail

Seasonal weather can have an unwanted effect on Network Rail’s tracks and electrical power equipment causing delays and disruption to your service.

Whether it’s the cold, icy and snowy conditions in the Winter, large amounts of leaf fall within the Autumn, or even the hot temperatures in summer, they can all have a significant impact on the railway infrastructure.

To check the latest information on live running information. You can also check our Twitter page @TLRailUK.

Press on the boxes below to see how the railway can be affected.

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