Merseyrail cancels trains ahead of Wednesday’s wintry weather

Merseyrail has cancelled the first trains across all lines ahead of Wednesday’s wintry weather.

The cancellations are due fears that there may be ice on the lines during Wednesday morning.

Ice and snow are forecast to hit Merseyside during Wednesday morning as temperatures dip below freezing.

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Merseyrail say that the cancellations are so that it will allow time to check the network before services start.

Merseyrail said: “Ice is expected over-night on Tuesday 29 January and passengers are advised that the first trains on each line will be cancelled on Wednesday 30 January, which will allow time to check the lines are clear before passenger services start.”

There could also be more travel disruption during Friday morning as further weather warnings for snow and ice are in place.

Further snow showers are expected through Thursday night and into Friday and the Met Office has warned this could lead to travel delays during the morning rush hour.

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The Met Office say: “Further wintry showers are expected through Wednesday morning and motorists have been waned to expect travel delays due to the severe weather.

“Rain and snow is expected to move in from the southwest, moving across England and Wales through Thursday into Friday.

“This is likely to fall as heavy rain at first across the far southwest of England, but as it meets the cold air established over the rest of the country snow becomes more likely.

“There is a chance of 2-5cm of snow for some places, timings are currently uncertain. 10cm is possible in places, though there is uncertainty at this stage on where is most likely to see the greater snowfall accumulations.

“Overnight Thursday into early Friday ice may also become a hazard on any untreated surfaces as temperatures fall below freezing.”

The weather warnings are in place from 1am Tuesday to 12pm Friday.

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