Posted: Wed 15th Mar 2017

Some delays on trains between Prestatyn and Flint due to high track temperatures

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017

Arriva Trains Wales say speed restriction are in force between Prestatyn and Flint.

Arriva say services running through these stations will be delayed by up to 20 minutes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Trains are having to run at reduced speed on the line towards Chester due to high track temperatures. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Network Rail report that track monitoring equipment has indicated high rail temperatures between Talacre and Mostyn. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

An emergency speed limit has been applied to the affected portion of the line says Arriva. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Trains towards Chester will reduce their speeds significantly (to 20mph) for approximately 1 mile.” the company’s website says. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Disruption is expected until 5:30pm ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Temperatures in Flintshire so far today have hit a pleasant 16ºC ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Arriva website also says: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Please allow additional time for your journey and any connections you may make. Delays caused due to this disruptive event mean customers can travel on the next available train without penalty, should connections be missed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This includes holders of Advanced tickets, with specific travel itineraries. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If your train journey has been delayed you may be entitled to compensation. Please keep your ticket to accompany any claim. For more information please visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/contactus where you can ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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