Belfast Telegraph

Delays and cancellations as hot weather hits Northern Ireland rail network

There has been disruption across Northern Ireland's railway network due to the hot weather.

Services across the province have been affected, with serious delays and routes missing out a number of stops.

The following services are running with delays or cancelled stops due to the weather:

  • The 5.37pm Bangor to Newry due 7.34pm has been delayed at Great Victoria Street and is now 15 minutes late.
  • The 5.45pm Portadown to Bangor due 7.13pm has been delayed at Portadown and is now 13 minutes late.
  • The 5.57pm Bangor to Portadown due 7.28pm has been delayed at Great Victoria Street and is now 12 minutes late.
  • The 6.15pm Great Victoria Street to Larne Harbour due 7.20pm has been delayed at Great Victoria Street and is now 13 minutes late.
  • The 6.15pm Portadown to Bangor due 7.43pm has been delayed at Portadown and is now 14 minutes late.
  • The 6.45pm Portadown to Bangor due 8.13pm is being delayed at Portadown and is now expected to be 20 minutes late.

Signalling problems are also affecting services between Belfast Central and Antrim; Derry and Belfast Central; and Belfast Central and Coleraine.

June's heatwave has reached all parts of the province with temperatures soaring to near-record levels.

The record high temperature for Northern Ireland dates back to June 1976, with the mercury hit 30.8 degrees.

The hot weather has even seen schoolchildren from Largymore Primary School in Lisburn allowed out early after temperatures in the classrooms went over 30 degrees.

The Met Office forecast is for the hot weather to continue into the weekend.

Another exceptionally warm day is expected tomorrow, with maximum temperatures expected to hit 30C.

Cloudier conditions are possible on Saturday night, with some rain a possibility on Sunday.

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