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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Tuesday, 6th December 2022
Extra rail strikes have been scheduled over the Christmas period, with the RMT union confirming that previously planned industrial action will still go ahead.
An article on the LBC news website says the union will be instructing its members not to work from 18:00 on 24 December until 06:00 on 27 December.
The action is being staged over a long-running dispute over jobs, pay, and conditions.
Former stretches of railway and disused canals may be given new life as walking and cycle paths under new proposals for Hereford.
An article on the BBC website says people’s views are being sought on broad ideas for “greening” the city as part of the Hereford Masterplan.
Work has recently began on the plan, which suggests repurposing disused and little-known transport routes.
A driver who jammed his HGV under a bridge carrying the Brighton Main Line through Coulsdon has been banned from driving lorries for six months as a result.
The incident on 7 July this year happened at around 2.30pm on the A237 Brighton Road, just outside Coulsdon South station.
Network Rail’s route director for Sussex, Katie Frost, said: “Well over 400 trains and thousands of passengers from across the South were disrupted by this single error of judgement, and it brings home how important it is for professional drivers to check the heights of their lorries and their routes before setting off.”
Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth has officially opened the £8 million redevelopment of Aberdeen railway station.
Ms Gilruth joined Alex Hynes, Scotland’s Railway Managing Director, for the event.
The redevelopment project has been delivered by Morrison Construction over two years, with the final stage of work seeing the relocation and refurbishment of the ticket office and first-class lounge.
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