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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Wednesday, 29th March 2023
Rishi Sunak insisted that HS2 will ultimately finish at Euston, amid questions about the fate of the multi-billion infrastructure project.
An article on the ITV website says the Prime Minister, who faced questions from MPs during an appearance at the Liaison Committee, insisted that there was nothing “ambiguous” about the final termination point for HS2 as he confirmed that the government still planned to see passengers end their journey in central London.
The government announced earlier this month that the construction of the Birmingham to Crewe leg of HS2 will be delayed by two years, with the government also “prioritising” the initial services between Old Oak Common in west London’s suburbs and Birmingham Curzon Street.
A major new historical record of 25,000 railway worker accidents and how they were supported by trade unions has been released to the public.
The records provide details about accidents to railway staff in Great Britain and Ireland from 1889 to 1920, including who was involved, what they were doing on the railways, what happened to them and how they and their families were provided for after the accident.
The cases come from the records of one of the key railway trade unions – the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (ASRS)/ National Union of Railwaymen (NUR) – which has since become part of the RMT Union.
The first of the brand-new South Wales Metro trains were launched by Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters MS at a ceremony in Caerphilly, signifying the start of a new transport era.
The Class 231 Fast Light Intercity and Regional Trains (FLIRTs), built by leading manufacturer Stadler, are part of the £800 million investment Transport for Wales is making in brand-new trains for the Wales and Borders network.
Providing increased capacity with more and improved seating, modern air conditioning, power sockets and passenger information screens with up-to-the-minute travel information, the new trains will transform the customer experience.
Refurbishment work has been completed on North Norfolk Railway’s (NNR) 1920’s commuter carriages that will keep the 99-year-old carriages in service for years to come.
The London North Eastern Railway (LNER) 1924 Quad Articulated Set is scheduled to be in action on Easter holiday services from 4 to 16 April, including during the line’s Spring Steam Gala, marking the set’s return to service following reprofiling of its tyres for the first time since its restoration approximately 15 years ago.