No trains through Ludlow again for a third day – expect the same tomorrow and early Monday (at least)

Updated 9.00am. Live updates for Saturday are now here.

It looks like there will be no trains through Ludlow today (Saturday). You can expect the same on Sunday. On Monday, trains are expected to be “highly impacted” first thing in the morning. Other than a few bus services last Wednesday, there have been no replacement buses and none are yet announced for today.

Arriva Trains Wales has announced at 8.45am the routes it is running today. The list doesn’t include trains through Ludlow on the Manchester to Cardiff line.

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No trains for a third day through Ludlow – no news on when they will resume

Arriva Train Wales has cancelled all trains between Manchester and Cardiff for Friday. There will not be replacement buses.

The advice remains not to travel by rail or road.

Arriva Trains Wales is running a limited service on the following lines only: Shrewsbury to Crewe; Crewe to Chester; Chester to Holyhead; and Wrexham to Bidston.

There is no news from the rail companies on when services will resume.

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Rail disruption through Ludlow continues for a second day – it’s not a day to travel

This article relates to Thursday. See here for Friday’s update.

Arriva Train Wales has cancelled trains through Ludlow for a second day. Unless you must travel, don’t try. The cancellations are a combination of the predicted severe weather during Storm Emma and urgent safety checks after a wheel fault was found overnight on Tuesday. It seems that all 27 trains in the Class 175 fleet have wheel damage. Replacement buses seem sporadic.

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All Arriva trains through Ludlow cancelled due to safety checks – replacement buses running

This article was updated at 6am Thursday morning.

All trains in and out of Ludlow are cancelled this morning and the service may not resume today. This sudden interruption of services is due to wheel damage to a train(s) and the need for safety checks on Arriva’s fleet of Class 175 trains. A replacement bus service has just begun operating (c. 9.00am). The best advice is not to travel unless you really must.

Safety is clearly an overriding concern. But there are questions that Arriva needs to answer about this disruption to Shropshire services.

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