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In The News | 2nd April 2024 | Latest Rail News

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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Tuesday, 2nd April 2024

Urgent calls have been made to secure thousands of jobs at Alstom’s Derby site after production lines stopped due to a lack orders in the immediate future.

Nick Crossfield, Managing Director of Alstom UK & Ireland, said: “We have worked constructively with the Government on securing a sustainable future for Derby Litchurch Lane, but after ten months of discussions we have run out of time, and the production lines have stopped.

“We will now consult with our staff, with trades unions and with our UK supply chain to provide as much certainty as we can.”

A major round of industrial action will disrupt National Rail services and the London Underground over the next month, as train drivers strike in a dispute over pay and conditions.

An article on City A.M says members of the Aslef union are launching two rolling one-day Tube strikes and walk-outs at 16 major rail operators across April and May.

Passengers have been advised to check the National Rail website for up-to-date information before they travel. Tube service updates can be found on the Transport for London (TfL) website.

It comes over a year and a half into the national dispute, which began in June 2022 when the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union staged a first set of train strikes.

Work has started on a multimillion-pound upgrade to the iPort Rail inland port in South Yorkshire.

An article on Insider Media Limited says Winvic Construction is due to hand over the completed works to client Verdion in autumn 2025.

iPort Rail sits within the iPortl logistics hub, which offers six million sq ft of logistics and industrial space on an 800-acre site just outside Doncaster.

The terminal extension works will double its current size and storage capacity, and increase number of trains that the terminal can accommodate each day.

A group of volunteers have spent almost two decades building a railway station from scratch.

An article on the ITV website says from the track to the signal box everything has been made at Boughton Station in Northampton.

More than half a mile of track was even laid by hand at Boughton, the latest addition to the Northampton and Lamport Railway.

The railway has over 300 members and is run entirely by volunteers.

Photo credit: Alstom

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