Atherstone Track Faces New Speed Limit
travelling through Coventry and Warwickshire face delays because of
yesterday’s train disaster at Hatfield.
has slapped a 20 mph speed restriction on similar sections of track
throughout the country.
high-speed bends will have the new limit on them until the exact
source of the accident, in which four people died, is determined.
trains having to spend some time slowing down, travelling slowly
through the affected area and then gather speed again, it will add
several minutes onto all journeys.
on the West Coast route between Coventry and London will be affected
because there is a stretch at Leighton Buzzard included in the new
trains passing through Warwickshire will also be hit because of a
similar limit imposed on track at Atherstone.
Railtrack spokeswoman said there would be delays, but the company
hoped to lift the speed limits “as soon as possible”.