Soaring temperatures create problems for commuters

Buckled tracks near Carlisle
High summer temperatures are causing problems for rail services, with some lines having speed restrictions imposed due to tracks buckling in the heat. Network rail engineers working in Carlisle yesterday shared images of tracks that had been affected by temperatures approaching 50 degrees Celsius. As the air temperatures in Cumbria hit the mid to high 20s, the sun-baked tracks north of Carlisle railway station hit 49 degrees Celsius. This caused the rails to expand and bend slightly in their settings, as shown in the photogra... For the full story register now for free or login below...