Greater Anglia warns of train cancellations and delays due to heat
Train operating company Greater Anglia is advising passengers not to travel today unless "absolutely necessary".
Hundreds of trains have already been cancelled today due to "exceptional heat" and Network Rail has set reduced speed limits of 60mph across the whole network, leaving Greater Anglia unable to operate its normal timetable.
As of 11.03am, 238 trains have been cancelled and due to the speed restriction because of high track temperatures all lines are disrupted.
A spokesman for Greater Anglia said: "This is to prevent tracks buckling in the exceptional heat, which would cause much worse disruption as trains would not be able to travel on the damaged sections.
"We apologise to customers for the inconvenience this causes."
Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
All tickets dated for today will be valid tomorrow (Friday, July 26).
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