Northern train at Newcastle-2

Northern issues ‘Do Not Travel’ notice to customers in the North East tomorrow (Tuesday 19 July)

Northern has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ notice to rail users planning to travel on its services in the North East tomorrow (Tuesday 19 July).

Given the expected high temperatures and weather warnings issued by government, the train operator is  urging customers to stay indoors and keep cool.

Kerry Peters, regional director for Northern, said: “We don’t issue ‘Do Not Travel’ notices lightly, but given the guidance published by government and expected disruption caused by extreme temperatures, we feel this is the safest advice for our customers.

“There will be blanket speed reductions in place and a limited timetable in operation throughout the region.”

Northern’s announcement follows Network Rail’s decision to close the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between 12pm and 8pm tomorrow for all locations between London King’s Cross and York and Leeds due to the extreme weather.

Northern's tips for travelling in the heat:

  • Carry a bottle of water with you to keep hydrated
  • If waiting at a station, try and find a safe spot in the shade
  • If you do have to go into the sun, apply some suncream and wear a hat
  • If you start to feel ill; do not board the train, speak to a member of staff or use the help point at the station

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Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK with nearly 2,000 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.

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