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Cancelling trains in hot weather 09:42 - Jul 25 with 1409 viewsLuther27

Can anyone explain why after spending tens of billions of pounds of our money we seem to be using steel that warps in hot weather? What are the tracks made of in hotter parts of the world like India, Americas...Spain ffs!
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 09:59 - Jul 25 with 1161 viewsCooperman

These other countries do suffer from warped rails and I have seen this for myself.

There are methods in place to reduce track warping such as painting rails white, including expansion gaps between sections of track, regular maintenance, etc.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to cover every mile of track and this is also the case in US.

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 10:15 - Jul 25 with 1142 views1983

If we spent money for every eventuality there would be no money.
Same argument for when it snows for a week or 2 in the winter people moan and say countries like Norway & Iceland manage in the snow why can't we

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 10:16 - Jul 25 with 1137 viewsHighjack

It wouldn’t really be viable to spend millions heat proofing the rails for temperatures we only experience for a few days every few years.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 10:27 - Jul 25 with 1115 viewsDr_Winston

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 10:16 - Jul 25 by Highjack

It wouldn’t really be viable to spend millions heat proofing the rails for temperatures we only experience for a few days every few years.
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Same with snow.

Other countries deal with snow better because they get six feet of it every winter so it's worth investing in being prepared. A light dusting every couple of years is nothing in comparison.

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 10:33 - Jul 25 with 1099 viewsBatterseajack

Same reason we only design cooling systems in buildings for around 32 Deg C, with cooling plant able to operate up to 40 deg C at a reduced capacity.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 11:52 - Jul 25 with 1046 viewscontroversial_jack

Warped rails, I don't believe it. I worked on railways and never saw that even in really hot summer.There's another reason.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 12:16 - Jul 25 with 1036 viewsHighjack

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 11:52 - Jul 25 by controversial_jack

Warped rails, I don't believe it. I worked on railways and never saw that even in really hot summer.There's another reason.


Everyone’s pulled a sickie and gone down the beer garden probably.

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 12:43 - Jul 25 with 1011 viewsLuther27

Learning a bit here. The bit I get frustrated at though is when some shiny ass pops up on tv and advises people not to travel to work that day. Really? Imagine if everyone heeded that advice.
Sigh....I get very frustrated after having spent 30 years travelling, and in all honesty the last 8 of them have been crap.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 12:47 - Jul 25 with 1001 viewscontroversial_jack

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 12:43 - Jul 25 by Luther27

Learning a bit here. The bit I get frustrated at though is when some shiny ass pops up on tv and advises people not to travel to work that day. Really? Imagine if everyone heeded that advice.
Sigh....I get very frustrated after having spent 30 years travelling, and in all honesty the last 8 of them have been crap.


Travelling to work is one of the reasons why I retired. It takes so long to get anywhere these days. 50 mph speed limits, road works, it's a nightmare
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 12:49 - Jul 25 with 1000 viewsAlberto_Swinglehurst

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 12:47 - Jul 25 by controversial_jack

Travelling to work is one of the reasons why I retired. It takes so long to get anywhere these days. 50 mph speed limits, road works, it's a nightmare


There should be incentives for people to live nearer their work.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 13:12 - Jul 25 with 980 viewsdickythorpe

Never mind the rails, they had a lack of fúcking drivers on Monday!!!
My other half was late for work. Her boss thought she was taking the piss!!
Carmarthen to Swansea is a shít rail service, no wonder we all have cars down here!!

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 13:18 - Jul 25 with 971 viewscontroversial_jack

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 13:12 - Jul 25 by dickythorpe

Never mind the rails, they had a lack of fúcking drivers on Monday!!!
My other half was late for work. Her boss thought she was taking the piss!!
Carmarthen to Swansea is a shít rail service, no wonder we all have cars down here!!


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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 14:17 - Jul 25 with 942 viewssquarebear

Hello from the Netherlands.

I'm on a canal barge holiday and we've had to alter our route due to the heat. It's affecting some of the bridges so they can't be raised, meaning we can't get past.

Bearing in mind the Dutch are pretty bloody good at coping with the elements, it just goes to show that coping with extremes sometimes catches even the best of us out.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 15:34 - Jul 25 with 884 viewsNotLoyal

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 14:17 - Jul 25 by squarebear

Hello from the Netherlands.

I'm on a canal barge holiday and we've had to alter our route due to the heat. It's affecting some of the bridges so they can't be raised, meaning we can't get past.

Bearing in mind the Dutch are pretty bloody good at coping with the elements, it just goes to show that coping with extremes sometimes catches even the best of us out.


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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 18:22 - Jul 25 with 829 viewswaynekerr55

My local MP has got the hump...


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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 18:26 - Jul 25 with 825 viewsexiledclaseboy

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 18:22 - Jul 25 by waynekerr55

My local MP has got the hump...



Tell him it’ll be fine for the other 360 days that it’s not an issue.

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 20:23 - Jul 25 with 763 viewsJACKMANANDBOY

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 18:22 - Jul 25 by waynekerr55

My local MP has got the hump...



Maybe a six week break will help him get over the hottest July day on record. Please don't vote for the idiot next time.

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 21:53 - Jul 25 with 722 viewsGlyn1

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 21:58 - Jul 25 with 714 viewswaynekerr55

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 20:23 - Jul 25 by JACKMANANDBOY

Maybe a six week break will help him get over the hottest July day on record. Please don't vote for the idiot next time.


I didn't last time

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 22:07 - Jul 25 with 701 viewsJACKMANANDBOY

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 21:58 - Jul 25 by waynekerr55

I didn't last time


Excellent judgement.

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 23:06 - Jul 25 with 662 viewsDJack

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 22:07 - Jul 25 by JACKMANANDBOY

Excellent judgement.


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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 07:21 - Jul 26 with 586 viewswaynekerr55

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 23:06 - Jul 25 by DJack

...not when it comes to buying a house he hasn't.



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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 10:58 - Jul 26 with 552 viewsLuther27

Well the tracks didn't buckle....but the overhead power lines did. Money well spent on electrifying the network eh.
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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 11:06 - Jul 26 with 548 views1983

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 18:22 - Jul 25 by waynekerr55

My local MP has got the hump...



Oh hello Bim Afolami

Where have you been living for the last 100 yrs our train service in this country has always been shit regardless of the weather not stuck on a train by any chance? ...and where the fleck is Harpenden?

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Cancelling trains in hot weather on 20:20 - Jul 26 with 445 viewswaynekerr55

Cancelling trains in hot weather on 11:06 - Jul 26 by 1983

Oh hello Bim Afolami

Where have you been living for the last 100 yrs our train service in this country has always been shit regardless of the weather not stuck on a train by any chance? ...and where the fleck is Harpenden?

#prayforbimafolamiandharpenden


Just past St Albans...

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