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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Monday, 6th June 2022


Tube strikes have brought London to a standstill, with stations shut and huge queues forming at bus stops.

That’s according to an article in The Metro that says the London Underground advised people not to travel, warning of severe disruption across the network from the start of service today to 8am on Tuesday.

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Members of the RMT union are taking industrial action in a dispute over jobs and pensions.

TfL said some train services will run but many stations, especially those in central and south London, will be closed, while others may only open for limited periods.

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The first phase of a rail decarbonisation scheme to electrify the Fife route has been approved to move to construction phase.

The scheme has been developed by Transport Scotland and Network Rail and will commence with electrification of the section between Haymarket and Dalmeny (south of the Forth Bridge).

Construction work is expected to get underway on the estimated Ā£55 million scheme in June and is due to be completed by December 2024.

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ScotRail are set to continue talks with union representatives this week in a dispute over pay which has seen more than 700 rail services cut.

An article on Edinburgh Live says last week train drivers’ union, Aslef rejected a 4.2 per cent pay deal and warned that if an agreement cannot be reached, the union could vote for industrial action.

The newly nationalised ScotRail introduced a temporary timetable in late May, cutting a third of services, due to the impact of drivers declining to work overtime or rest days as part of the dispute.

Kevin Lindsay, the union’s Scottish organiser, has said that he believes a deal is “close” and that the ball is in ScotRail’s court.


Rail played major part in a stunning extended weekend of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Stations everywhere got involved as Queen Elizabeth marked 70 years of service, the first UK monarch to do so.

The Station to Station initiativeĀ coordinated events across dozens of stations in the UK. These events linked up with local communities to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, while demonstrating the great partnerships between railway station teams and community groups, such as the Scouts.

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Photo credit: Transport Scotland

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