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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Friday, 23rd September 2022

Some 40,000 rail workers will walk out on Saturday 8 October for what will be the third day of rail strikes next month.

An article on Sky News says The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said that the strike will affect its members at Network Rail and 15 train operators.


The RMT’s general secretary Mick Lynch said he had been encouraged by a recent meeting between the union and new Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

But he added: “However, as no new offer has been tabled, our members have no choice but to continue this strike action.”

More trains will start to run between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly from next Tuesday, under-fire train operator Avanti West Coast has announced.

An article on the Manchester Evening News says between the stations, Avanti will run an additional 10 daily trains on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and an extra six trains on Wednesdays.

Further increases to the Manchester timetable will be made in December as new drivers complete training, said a spokesman, which will see three trains an hour on the London to Manchester route.

The news will be welcomed by passengers, but is still short of what the service once was.

Part of a railway line is to close for up to six months, less than a year after it reopened following a £26 million upgrade.

An article on the BBC website says the Isle of Wight’s Island Line resumed operations in November 2021 but part of it is due to close between October and March.

South Western Railway said it was to allow repair work to be carried out on Ryde Pier.

Over 120 rail supply companies from across the UK have gathered at the world’s largest trade fair, InnoTrans, this week to promote the UK’s impressive global rail offer.

As part of the four-day event, a host of Railway Industry Association (RIA) members attended a networking reception at the British Embassy in Berlin on Wednesday night – hosted by the British Ambassador to Germany, Jill Gallard CMG, the Department for International Trade, and RIA.

The event, which was sponsored by Rail Products UK, Xrail, Rail Business Daily, British Steel, Furrer+Frey and Pandrol, was also attended and addressed by Department for Transport Director Dan Moore.

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