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Rail travellers warned to expect problems this week

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South Western Railways Train (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Rail travellers are being warned by South Western Railway (SWR) to expect problems this week as the recent cold and wet weather continues.

They are also advising customers to check before they travel.

Statement From South Western Railway

Dear Customer,

Due to recent and forecast cold and wet weather, poor rail conditions are expected across the South Western Railway network throughout this week. Ice can cause problems for trains as it can prevent trains from drawing power from the electrified rail. Please check your journey before you travel.

Network Rail run special vehicles treat our tracks to reduce the effects of the poor weather conditions and will be taking appropriate action over the next few days.

For the latest information about what’s happening to your train service, visit our website. You can plan your journey here.

For more information about how we work with Network Rail to combat delays caused by poor weather conditions, you can visit Network Rail’s Delays Explained here.

We’re sorry if your journey is impacted by the weather this week.

Kind regards,
South Western Railway