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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Monday, 16th January 2023
Passengers were on Monday given advice on how to help fellow travellers they see suffering sexual harassment on the Tube or bus.
An article on the Evening Standard says a poster and social media campaign advised them to attempt to cause a distraction by asking the victim “What’s the next stop?”, or “Do you have the time?”
The initiative comes after an 81 per cent increase in reported sexual harassment on public transport in London, the vast majority targeted at women and schoolgirls.
Transport for London insists it is not asking passengers to police the network. There are more than 2,500 police and police community support officers and 500 TfL enforcement officers.
The ground-breaking Coventry Very Light Rail (CVLR) transport system is to be showcased on the streets of Coventry as part of a real world testing programme following the approval of funding by regional transport bosses.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Board has agreed the first instalment of an expected £72 million investment in the emerging VLR technology – designed to be both faster and cheaper to build than traditional tram and rail systems.
The Board’s green light will also enable specialist on site testing for other VLR systems to move forward.
Major disruption is expected after a main railway line collapsed in a “huge” landslip which left one track hanging in mid-air.
An article on City A.M says the 44-metre landslip happened on the embankment to the north east of Hook station in Hampshire, on the line from London to Basingstoke.
The damage has left only two of the four-track railway passable, with both these tracks designed for London-bound trains only.
Officials are to outline plans to improve Nottingham’s rail connections.
An article on the BBC website says regional transport body Midlands Connect is holding a summit on Monday where it said it would share plans to upgrade the city’s rail network.
Senior transport figures from Nottingham City Council will be present at the meeting.
Among the announcements expected are updates on proposals to improve safety measures and reduce journey times on trains between Nottingham and Lincoln.
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