Thursday, December 2, 2021
- Advertisement -
Home In the News 🔊 In The News | 24th February 2021 | Latest Rail News

In The News | 24th February 2021 | Latest Rail News

Click here to listen to the latest rail news on Wednesday, 24th February 2021

The latest rail news on Wednesday, 24th February 2021

One in seven rail commuters could switch to cars post-pandemic, train bosses fear as they renewed calls for simpler fares.

An article in The Daily Telegraph, says The Rail Delivery Group, the body which represents train operators, surveyed 3,000 people and found 15 per cent of former rail users planned to travel by car once lockdown is eased.


In a blog post, Jacqueline Starr, RDG chief executive, wrote: “As we emerge from lockdown, updated regulations must enable train operators to give people what they want – a radically simplified system of products based on easier fares with offers tailored to suit different needs.”

Flooding caused chaos for train passengers yesterday as Scotland faced a day of gales and torrential rain.

An article in the Daily Express (Scotland) said that divers had to check the stability of several bridges as gusts of up to 70mph were recorded.

A major upgrade to transport more freight by rail to and from Southampton is complete.

Freight services between Southampton, the Midlands and the North can now carry up to 20 per cent more goods thanks to track, signals and sidings improvements.

Trains once restricted to 520 metres in length can now be extended up to 775 metres in length, or 14 extra containers per train.

Click here for more details.

Finally, and Grand Central has decided to extend its current period of hibernation, following the government’s announcement on the timeline for the easing of current national lockdown restrictions.

The train operators says it now aims to return to service on March 27th, however, should circumstances allow it to bring trains back earlier, it will do so.

Click here for more details.

Photo credit: Network Rail

image_pdfDownload article
- Advertisement -

Most Popular

Brand new TfW trains arrive in Wales

A new era of transformed train travel in Wales is being heralded with the arrival of brand-new trains that will provide more capacity and...

Barmouth Viaduct restoration project extended after more deterioration discovered

Damage is “far worse” than engineers anticipated on Barmouth Viaduct. Network Rail has apologised to the local community after extending a £30 million restoration of...

Global rail means business once again

An overseas conference can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. It can mean international travel, the shaking of hands, the building...

Cordant Services rebrands to complete its integration with Bidvest Noonan

The integration of Cordant Services into Bidvest Noonan is now complete, with the combined business now moving forward under the Bidvest Noonan banner. Bidvest Noonan,...