Torrential Rain Causes Havoc to Rail Services Across the North
The continued heavy downpour across the north of England has resulted in a second day of disruption on the rail network.
As the environment agency issued 74 flood warnings in England alone, torrential rain has flooded routes between York and Edinburgh, Crew and Chester, and Leeds and Morecambe.
Services run by CrossCountry, Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, East Coast and First TransPennine Express have been either cancelled or severely affected.
ATOC Apology to Passengers
An ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) spokesperson has apologised to passengers for the disruption caused by flooding and said “train companies and Network Rail will continue to work together to solve the problems and ensure as many trains can safely run as possible.”
More southernly parts have not escaped the bad weather and trains between Great Malvern and Hereford have also been cancelled due to the heavy rain damaging an embankment which collapsed earlier in the year, also due to heavy rain which has yet to repaired.