UK high-speed trains cancelled after cracks found in carriages

Passengers face ‘significant’ disruption as GWR and LNER suspend services in order to inspect trains

Rail services on Britain’s main intercity lines were halted and passengers told of potential prolonged disruption ahead, after cracks were found on high-speed trains.

All intercity trains on Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway were suspended on Saturday morning, as their entire fleets of Hitachi trains were taken out of service for safety.

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