Commuters face more cancellations from Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough today as rail network recovers from two days of extreme heat

No trains until 10am as Network Rail orders safety inspections

Wednesday, 20th July 2022, 7:11 am

There are no trains again from Corby, Kettering or Wellingborough during morning rush hour on Wednesday (July 20) as the rail network recovers from two days of extreme temperatures.

East Midlands Railway says it does not expect to run services into London until after 10am once Network Rail has completed extensive safety checks.

The company scrapped all but a few early-morning services yesterday as temperatures soared to 40°C.

There are no trains again at Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough on Wednesday morning

Thameslink, which shares the Midland Mainline, has also cancelled all its trains between London and Bedford.

An EMR spokesman said: “Safety inspections are required to check tracks and overhead wires as no trains ran yesterday.

“We expect our Intercity and Connect services to resume of the route at 10am after the safety inspection is complete.”

The company faced criticism from passengers for cancelling services on Tuesday (July 19). But other operators’ attempts to run emergency timetables backfired as passengers were left stranded when infrastructure failed.