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All GWR Intercity trains cancelled today ‘for precautionary checks’

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ALL INTERCITY trains by means of Swindon have been cancelled today for what Great Western Railway has described as “precautionary checks” on the companies. 

The transfer follows reviews final month {that a} crack was discovered on a automobile at Hitachi’s North Pole depot in west London, the place GWR’s new Intercity trains endure common checks.

Due to a few of our Intercity Express Trains being withdrawn from service for precautionary checks, there will probably be community huge disruption to companies today.

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— Great Western Railway (@GWRHelp) May 8, 2021

The cancellation is prone to trigger widespread disruption, with all quick trains to and from London Paddington alongside the west coast predominant line cancelled. Local companies proceed to run.

In April, an inspection on a Class 800 Hitachi carriage discovered a crack of “substantial depth”.

According to a Railway Gazette report of a Rail Safety and Standards Board probe, additional cracks had been discovered within the yaw damper bolster – gear designed to forestall the practice from swaying – in eight out of 93 trains within the fleet. 

The new Hitachi trains are additionally in operation on the East Coast mainline, the place LNER has additionally cancelled quite a lot of companies today. 

⚠️ #LNERUpdate Due to an issue below investigation, companies route huge are topic to delays and cancellations. Please DO NOT TRAVEL, tickets will probably be legitimate as much as and together with Sunday sixteenth May 2021 (a brand new reservation MUST be made). pic.twitter.com/d0RboKh2pK

— London North Eastern Railway (@LNER) May 8, 2021