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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Thursday, 17th November 2022
The rail union behind much of the strike action in recent months has a fresh mandate to strike for a further six months.
An article on Sky News says RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union) members voted 91.6 per cent for more strikes.
A total of 70.2 per cent of members turned out to cast their ballots on the issue and as a result will be able to take strike action for another six-month period.
A £8.6 million funding package for South Yorkshire’s Supertram system has been given the green light by local leaders, to pay for urgent renewal work on the tracks and trams.
A further £4.3 million has been approved to make the case to government for significant additional investment in Supertram, as parts of the system come to the end of their working life.
Last month South Yorkshire’s leaders voted to take Supertram back into public ownership when its current contract with Stagecoach ends in 2024.
Network Rail has announced plans to start vital track and embankment strengthening work on a section of the Ipswich-Lowestoft line.
Starting in December and continuing into next year, the work will boost reliability for passengers – and freshen up the century old track.
Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “It is hugely important that we replace this old track and strengthen the embankment so that we can safely run trains along the East Suffolk Line for years to come.”
McLaren Applied will provide F1-derived technology to Network Rail that will help them to make informed engineering and maintenance decisions quicker.
An article on Global Railway Review says McLaren Applied has announced the success of its bid to provide the 5G onboard connectivity solution for Network Rail infrastructure monitoring trains.
The contract will see the company’s patented F1-derived Fleet Connect software installed on its first-of-its-kind Active Antenna hardware, supported by a five-year service contract.
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