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London Underground drivers on the Central and Victoria lines will continue to strike for the next six months as a row over Night Tube rotas remains in deadlock, a trade union has announced.

The article features on ITV’s website, saying the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said its members will stage overnight walkouts from 8.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays until June 2022.


Strike action has been carried out since the Night Tube was restarted during the last weekend in November after being suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. New rosters for the Night Tube are being imposed on drivers, according to the union.

Talks have been held between the union and Transport for London but the dispute has not been resolved.

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Network Rail’s £30 million project to restore Wales’ grade II listed Barmouth Viaduct is nearing completion, with rail services expected to resume before the end of the year.

The article on New Civil Engineer says that engineers on the project recently revealed that structural damage on the timber bridge – which has been in operation since 1867 – was much worse than feared.

Due to this, as well as terrible weather conditions, the rail repair works were extended by 17 days, but are on track to be completed by December 29, when rail services over the viaduct will resume.

A train clipped a mobility scooter because the user did not have enough time to cross a level crossing.

An article on the BBC says no-one was hurt in the accident at Burgess Drove, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, on 9 August.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the scooter would have taken 100 seconds to cross, but there were 40 seconds as warning lights went on.

It said no further investigations would take place.

Greater Anglia’s new trains have now clocked up over 15 million miles – the equivalent of travelling to the moon and back 31 times.

The company has continued throughout the pandemic to bring new trains into passenger service as part of its mission to replace every single train on its network – and now has a total of 102 new trains in its fleet.

During 2021, the company saw a further 32 new trains make the journey from the Alstom factory in Derby to Greater Anglia’s network.

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