Northern issues ‘Do Not Travel’ notice to Harrogate customers who were planning to travel today

Northern has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ notice to rail users who were planning to travel on its services across the Yorkshire region today due to the extreme weather that is forecast.

By Lucy Chappell
Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 9:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 10:18 am

Given the expected high temperatures and weather warnings issued by Government, the train operator is urging customers to stay indoors and keep cool.

Tony Baxter, Regional Director for Northern, said: “We don’t issue ‘Do Not Travel’ notices lightly, but given the guidance published by government and expected disruption caused by extreme temperatures, we feel this is the safest advice for our customers.

“There will be blanket speed reductions in place and a limited timetable in operation throughout the region.”

Northern has issued a ‘Do Not Travel’ notice to customers due to the extreme weather forecast

Northern’s announcement follows Network Rail’s decision to close the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between 12pm and 8pm today (July 19) for all locations between London King’s Cross and York and Leeds due to the extreme weather.

Northern's tips for travelling in the heat include:

- Carry a bottle of water with you to keep hydrated

- If waiting at a station, try and find a safe spot in the shade

- If you do have to go into the sun, apply some suncream and wear a hat

- If you start to feel ill; do not board the train, speak to a member of staff or use the help point at the station