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TfL says trains will be 'on track' despite heatwave

PUBLISHED: 16:30 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:30 30 June 2015

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Speed restrictions on trains due to hot weather will not affect services through Havering, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Network Rail has been forced to impose speed restrictions on some lines ahead of a heatwave expected to hit Britain this week, with temperatures expected to soar to 35 degrees.

But TfL – which took over running Metro services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield at the end of May – has insisted it was “on track” for the weather.

A spokeswoman said the service – which stops at Romford, Gidea Park and Harold Wood – would not be affected by restrictions as it was already too slow.

“We want to remind passengers to make sure they travel with a bottle of water and if they feel unwell not to use public transport,” she said.

“We will keep an eye on how everything is running and the temperature. Right now we are on track and running as normal.”

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