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"Too hot" for some trains

Network Rail say some parts of the network will have speed restrictions today because of the hot weather but services will not be disrupted.It is possible services on some lines will be restricted to 80 miles an hour but the high speed javelin service in Kent is not expected to be hit.

First Great Western is also unaffected. The south Essex service is the worst affected area. The rest of the Meridian network has a maximum speed of around 90 miles an hour but most trains travel slower

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Gatwick airport - delays latest

Gatwick airport has reopened its main runway after fog and maintenance works caused 1,500 passengers to be diverted to other airports. A spokesman said the main runway reopened at 5.25am and no major delays are expected today although there could be minor disruption to some flights.

A total of 24 flights were unable to land at Gatwick. Engineers were carrying out planned maintenance work to the main runway overnight, leaving just the second landing strip open. The fog meant flights had to be diverted to Stansted, Luton, Bristol and Heathrow from around 12.10am onwards.

Fog and work cause delays at Gatwick

Around 1,500 airline passengers faced disruption overnight after they were diverted away from Gatwick Airport due to fog and maintenance work. A total of 24 flights were forced to touch down at other UK airports due to the combination of poor visibility and runway repairs, a Gatwick spokesman said.

Engineers were carrying out planned maintenance work to the airport's main runway overnight, leaving just the second landing strip open. But the fog meant short and medium-haul flights had to be diverted to Stansted, Luton, Bristol and Heathrow from around 12.10am onwards.

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