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a train on a steel track

Buckling rails in the summertime

The hot weather can also affect the rails, which can expand, bend and even break in the heat.

We sometimes have to slow down trains to reduce pressure on parts of the line, which can disrupt services.

What we’re doing in collaboration with Network Rail: Network Rail is on the case, and regularly repairs rails before the start of summer.


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What Network Rail are doing

We work in collaboration with Network Rail to minimise disruption to your journey and get you to your destination safely and on time