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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Tuesday, 2nd May 2023
Three men heroically tried to save a woman who had fallen onto tube tracks in her mobility scooter amid screams from passengers as a train approached.
An article on the Mirror website says they jumped between the live rails at King’s Cross at around 1.45pm last Saturday and tried to lift the woman to safety, after her blue mobility scooter veered off the platform, reports MyLondon.
A bystander, Omar, told how the train was set to arrive within minutes so someone triggered an alarm to halt the oncoming train and prompt the evacuation of the busy station.
Transport for London staff and British Transport Police officers then raced onto the Northbound platform to take the woman to safety.
Mick Lynch has said that rail strikes planned for the day of the Eurovision Song Contest final were not deliberately scheduled to prevent people from getting to the event.
An article on the ITV website says members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out on 13 May after the union’s executive rejected the latest offer aimed at resolving a long-running pay dispute.
The strikes will affect 14 train operators across the country on the same day that Liverpool hosts the Eurovision final.
Mr Lynch, the RMT general secretary, said the date was the only one that union members could walk out on due to rules governing when unions can call strikes.
Network Rail has worked with partners from across the rail industry to upgrade the track and restore St Blazey turntable to its former glory in preparation for Flying Scotsman’s visit to Cornwall.
The turntable is an important part of Cornwall’s industrial heritage and on Sunday, the world-famous locomotive was turned around at St Blazey so that it could make its return journey to Bristol.
It marked the first time that the St Blazey turntable had the honour of assisting Flying Scotsman.
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