Can’t stand the rain? Getting soggy or soaked to the skin is bad enough, but heavy rain can also lead to flooding and delays.
Flood water can damage equipment and cut power to the train, or wash away ballast (crushed stone) and weaken the track.
What we’re doing in collaboration with Network Rail: Network Rail has flood defence teams and pumping stations ready to respond to any flood warnings. It has a programme of works aimed at flood prevention, for example by clearing drainage ditches and lifting up low-lying sections of track at risk from flooding.