It’s 'too hot' for trains to the Olympics


(Stephen Pond-PA Wire)


A Twitter rumpus ensued after rail company Greater Anglia revealed that services to the Olympic Park would be disrupted because of rising temperatures.


Greater Anglia, which runs trains from Liverpool Street to Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk, announced that some services would be suspended and others would not stop at Stratford, the key station for the Olympic stadium, from midday because of the heat.


Speed restrictions will be put in place when track temperatures exceed 30C.


Reaction to Greater Anglia’s announcement ranged from grim resignation to incredulity.





We’re used to leaves on the line and the ‘wrong sort of snow’ on the tracks, but surely the wrong sort of summer is a transport first.

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