Extreme Heat in Britain Leads to Major Train Delays


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Extreme Heat in Britain Leads to Major Train Delays

British trains are operating under speed restrictions amid fears that the intense heat in the region could cause the rails to buckle.

WEBVTT 00:00:07.063 —> 00:00:09.960 We’ve had blanket speed restrictions across 00:00:09.960 —> 00:00:11.457 most of England and Wales, 00:00:11.457 —> 00:00:15.449 and that really, really extends journey times for passengers. 00:00:15.449 —> 00:00:18.260 So for instance, if you’re going from London to Leeds 00:00:18.260 —> 00:00:21.350 today after midday, rather than two and a half hours, 00:00:21.350 —> 00:00:23.330 you’re looking at a five-hour journey. 00:00:23.330 —> 00:00:26.306 So, big increases as we put these speed restrictions on 00:00:26.306 —> 00:00:29.346 to keep trains and keep people safe. 00:00:37.690 —> 00:00:40.191 We’re expecting record rail temperatures as well. 00:00:40.191 —> 00:00:42.930 And in those kind of temperatures, it can buckle, 00:00:42.930 —> 00:00:45.405 and the last thing we want to do is a rail to buckle under 00:00:45.405 —> 00:00:47.430 a moving train because that’s dangerous. 00:00:47.430 —> 00:00:49.270 That’s why we slow things down, 00:00:49.270 —> 00:00:51.114 that’s why journeys are taking longer 00:00:51.114 —> 00:00:53.190 and that’s why there’ll be delays and disruption 00:00:53.190 —> 00:00:54.796 for people over the next two days.

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