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Two strikes on the Tube network last month cost Transport for London an estimated £13 million, City Hall has said.
That’s according to an article on the BBC website that says about 10,000 workers from the RMT Union walked out at midnight on 1st March and on 3rd March in a dispute over job losses and pensions.
Further strike action has not been ruled out by the RMT as its dispute with TfL continues.
ScotRail has reached a key milestone in its almost £5 million redevelopment of Stirling station and the area around the station with the appointment of Luddon Construction as the contractor for the work.
Work is due to begin in June 2022 and when completed, in April 2023, the project will provide safe pedestrian and cycle friendly areas that deliver better environments for sustainable transport options.
Northern has said that it has managed to recover more than £2 million from fare-dodgers in the past year.
The money will go back into the railway, and make sure that the taxpayer is not subsidising people who try not to pay for journeys.
There were 90,000 reported instances of attempted fare evasion in 2021-22, of which 53,000 were issued with a formal penalty fare.
A heritage group has bought three Intercity 125 high speed diesel trains for a railway collection.
The article on the BBC says that the trains have been purchased by 125 Heritage and will be homed at Colne Valley Railway in Colchester, Essex.
The trains slashed journey times and helped improve the image of British Rail, becoming a source of national pride, according to the group.
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