Heat causing train delays

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

(WFLX) - Who knew the heat could cause you to be late for work? Tri-Rail is telling passengers to expect system-wide delays because of heat warning orders.

Apparently, CSX orders trains to slow down when temperatures hit over 90 degrees for a couple days in a row. The heat can cause the tracks to expand, and, in turn, cause a train to get stuck or even derail.

Tri-Rail says CSX is just being cautious. Passengers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes when a heat order is issued.