There are strong winds and heavy rain forecast overnight ( Mon 13th Jan ) and tomorrow morning ( Tues 14 Jan ) which may cause potential flooding in high-risk areas along EMR routes.
East Midlands Railways said:
‘Recently, heavy rain has caused flooding on the railway near the village of Draycott between Derby & Long Eaton where we operate our Intercity route to and from London and our Matlock/Nottingham/Newark Castle route. Cross Country Trains also operate services between Nottingham/Derby, Birmingham & South Wales.
‘In preparation for this forecasted rain Network Rail, who maintain the railway infrastructure, are providing specialist pumping equipment additional to the permanent pumping equipment in an effort to mitigate the risk of flooding should the rainfall be exceptionally heavy.
‘The weather is being constantly monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that preparations are robust.
‘We are urging customers to check before you travel in the event of heavy rain flooding the railway and causing disruption on our network. You can check our Live Service Information here.