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The latest rail news on Thursday, 15th April 2021
More workers – notably younger people – returning to offices have seen train journeys more than double this week.
That’s according to an article in The Daily Telegraph that says figures from Trainline.com showed that bookings of peak time journeys had risen 116 per cent on Monday compared to the same time four weeks ago.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the body for human resources managers, said the surge in commuters was likely being led by young people, who are the most enthusiastic to return to the office.
A rail trade union has announced that ScotRail ticket examiners will join conductors in strike action on Sundays from the end of April.
An article in The Scotsman says the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) informed ScotRail that ticket examiners in their company will take strike action of not working Sundays, not working rest days or higher grade duties from April 28 until further notice.
Rail services between Perth and Inverness have been reinstated from this morning. The railway line had been closed near Dalwhinnie since Saturday following the derailment of two rear vehicles on an overnight rail operations test train.
The derailment caused damage to the train and track. Scotland’s Railway engineers have been on site since Saturday working to re-rail the train, repair the damage and get services reinstated for passengers and freight as soon as possible.
No passengers were on board and no-one was injured in the incident, which occurred on Saturday at around 3am.
Finally, and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has announced its eagerly anticipated 2021 season and will open the heritage line and stations from Saturday May 15th.
The railway will be operating two trains to Whitby every day, as well as an intermediate service between Pickering and Grosmont.
The railway is planning to operate with COVID-19 mitigations, until the summer holidays, with pre-booked end to end services with a set departure and return time.
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