Sunday, 17 January 2016

'Wrong kind of sun' delays trains

Trains approaching Bath Spa station have been slowed down by the mad March heat.
In a move already dubbed 'the wrong kind of sun' by some commuters, Network Rail has imposed speed restrictions on stretches of line in the west.
Operator First Great Western says the worst affected area has been between Filton Abbey Wood and Stapleton Road in Bristol, but there have also been delays in Wiltshire and in Bath itself.
The curbs – called heat speeds – have been implemented because of the effect of the spring heatwave on the tracks.

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