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The latest rail news on Monday, 7th June 2021
The Square Mile is set to receive a welcome boost when the Waterloo & City Line, a key route for commuting bankers, reopens today ahead of schedule.
The London Underground line closed in March 2020 as Transport for London cut back on services during the first lockdown.
In an article in The Daily Telegraph, TfL confirmed that the line will reopen early in advance of its planned return to service on June 21.
It will operate during peak times, with trains running every five minutes between 6am and 10am and then 3.30pm to 7pm.
A Decarbonisation Strategy for the North of England – setting out the ambitious target of near-zero carbon emissions from surface transport by 2045 – is going out to public consultation today.
People and businesses from across the North are urged to have their say on the plan, with consultation open until 31 August 2021. It is the first time a regional strategy of this type has been produced, bringing together the region’s leaders to speak out with one voice on the climate emergency.
The strategy, developed by Transport for the North (TfN), sets out why a regional near-zero carbon surface transport network must be achieved to help address climate change.
Transport for Wales has introduced an improved rail service between Cardiff and Holyhead with greater capacity and fully refurbished intercity carriages.
The first intercity train left Holyhead at 5.34am on this morning, and was due to arrive in Cardiff at 10am, providing an essential link between north and south Wales.
Transport for Wales also announced that they have successfully purchased a further 30 Mark 4 intercity carriages that are fully refurbished to a high standard.
Legendary football commentator John Motson OBE has joined forces with train companies to keep fans moving safely across the network, as England head into Euro 2020.
The new campaign will have Motson’s familiar voice heard at stations and on social media, with fans treated to his classic commentary style.
Those scrolling through social media will be treated to a light-hearted video with Motty’s commentary applied to everyday situations on the railway, reminding passengers of how they can play their part in helping everyone to travel with confidence.
Photo credit: Transport for Wales