Storm Alex expected to disrupt rail journeys due to high winds and flooding across West Midlands - The Solihull Observer

Storm Alex expected to disrupt rail journeys due to high winds and flooding across West Midlands

Solihull Editorial 2nd Oct, 2020   0

RAIL passengers in Solihull and the West Midlands are being advised to carefully consider if they need to travel this weekend after warnings of Storm Alex.

Storm Alex is due to arrive from France in the small hours of Saturday morning (October 3) bringing risks of high winds and flooding.

Network Rail has imposed a 50 mph speed limit on train services which means fewer trains can run and there may be delays to journeys. Rising water levels also mean that some services may have to be suspended if tracks flood and signalling systems are affected.

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway operations director, Darren Ward, said: “We are asking people to consider very carefully if they need to travel this weekend. We have all seen before the type of disruption that can be caused by major storms. Our intention is to run as many trains as possible for as long as we can but only while it remains safe to do so but we are expecting to be operating a much reduced timetable.”




Passengers who have already bought their rail tickets will have the option to travel the next day. The latest updates on rail services will be available at nationalrail.co.uk


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