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grahame
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« on: Today at 02:15:34 pm »

How long from deep midwinter to hot high summer??

19th March 2018: Due to severe weather between Swindon and Westbury the line towards Melksham is closed.
Train services running through these stations have been suspended. Melksham will not be served.

19th April 2018: Due to a speed restriction because of high track temperatures between Slough and London Paddington trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines towards London Paddington.

Has our railway become a "moderate weather only" service??
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« Reply #1 on: Today at 02:42:43 pm »

Today at 28.3C in St James's Park London sees the hottest temperature officially recorded on any day in April since 1949.

It is also the highest temperature recorded on 19 April ever, smashing the previous record of 25.6C recorded as long ago as 1893.

It is already becoming somewhat a year of extremes.
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