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Speed restrictions imposed on West Midlands trains tomorrow amidst Storm Doris' high winds

Tristan Harris 22nd Feb, 2017 Updated: 23rd Feb, 2017

TEMPORARY speed restrictions will be imposed on trains across the West Midlands and other national services because of Storm Doris.

The announcement – which will see stock limited to 50mph – has been made by Network Rail for safety reasons amidst predicted high winds.

Other services affected will include the West Coast Main Line, the line between London Euston, Preston and Liverpool and the one from Marylebone to Birmingham.

Mark Killick, chief operating officer for Network Rail’s London North Western route, said: ““This may lead to delays on some services. The purpose of these speed limits is safety. Keeping passengers and railway staff safe is, as always, our top priority.

“Weather conditions will be continually monitored and if they change we will revaluate our response.

“We’re deploying extra Network Rail staff to deal with any issues such as fallen trees, and overhead line issues with the aim of keeping people on the move.”

Passengers can find the latest information by visiting nationalrail.co.uk.

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