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How strong winds can cause delays - and what we're doing to reduce them
High winds can blow debris, branches and trees from the trackside and from neighbouring land onto the track. If a train hits debris it can cause a derailment.
Overhead power lines sway in high winds and can tangle around a train’s pantograph (the part connecting it to the overhead lines), pulling the lines down. When this occurs trains are unable to run and services may be re-routed.
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Around 60% of passenger delays are attributed to us. As well as infrastructure faults, this includes delays caused by vandalism, cable theft, weather, trespass etc which account for approximately 20% of the total.
Every four weeks we publish passenger train performance figures: