Disruption to Great Western Railway services to continue in the coming days after ‘cracks appeared’ on some trains
Travel disruption caused by “cracks” appearing on a number of Hitachi trains will continue on Sunday and into next week.
On Saturday Great Western Railway (GWR) was forced to cancel a “significant” number of long distance train services, including those between Swansea, Cardiff and London, after cracks appeared on a number of trains.
It has now been announced that disruption is expected to continue on Sunday, May 9 and into the following week.
A statement released by GWR on Saturday evening said:
The problem continues to be investigated by Hitachi and once trains have been checked and cleared, we hope to be able to release them back into service as soon as possible. A further update will be provided in due course.