Warn­ing on train times

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are be­ing warned trains will leave up to three min­utes ear­lier or later be­cause of leaves on the line.

Trains on the Ayles­bury to London Maryle­bone line via Amer­sham will de­part up to three min­utes ear­lier, while on the Birm­ing­ham to London line they will ar­rive at Maryle­bone up to three min­utes later.

Chiltern Rail­ways said the ex­tra time is needed be­cause au­tumn leaf fall means trains can­not go as fast as usual.

Rain and the pres­sure of heavy trains go­ing over leaves cre­ates a hard sur­face, which makes it dif­fi­cult for the wheels to grip the rails.

A spokesman said: “It’s so slip­pery, our driv­ers com­pare it to black ice.”

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