PRESS RELEASE – 17 FEBRUARY 2022
Storm Eunice: West Midlands Railway issues ‘do not travel’ warning for Friday 18 February
Rail operator West Midlands Railway (WMR) is warning passengers not to travel tomorrow (Fri 18 Feb) due to the impact of Storm Eunice.
The warning follows delays caused to services across the West Midlands last night (Wed 16 Feb) as Storm Dudley felled trees and blew debris onto tracks. WMR is warning of similar disruption tomorrow, when blanket speed restrictions which will be in place across the network.
To help customers make alternative plans, tickets pre-booked for travel tomorrow will be accepted today (Thursday) and on Saturday instead.
Jonny Wiseman, WMR customer experience director, said:
“Storm Eunice is expected to be one of the biggest storms in recent years and we expect significant disruption to train services.
“The message to our customers is clear – do not use the train on Friday. Customers with tickets for travel on Friday will be able to travel today and Saturday instead.”
With high winds predicted to continue for several days, passengers planning to travel over the weekend are being reminded to check their journeys before setting out.