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In The News: 7th September

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A signalling problem has caused huge disruption for commuters into London King’s Cross this morning.

It is a story that features on Cambridgeshire Live, that says although all lines have now reopened following the fault, trains may still be cancelled or delayed with major disruption expected until 3pm today.


It comes as train services were due to be ramped up today as schools in England and Wales reopen and workers are encouraged to return to offices.

The industry body, the Rail Delivery Group, said timetables will be expanded to around 90 per cent of pre-coronavirus pandemic levels.

Anthony Smith, of Transport Focus, said the rail industry must focus on maintaining good performance so that passengers can travel with confidence.

The Office of Rail and Road and the rail industry are working together to improve passenger information.

The rail industry has created a strategy and plan in response to ORR’s call earlier this year to improve passenger information particularly during disruption.

The regulator is trialling a new Customer Information Measure to assess the management of passenger information in train companies and drive forward improvement.

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The last of the 65 new Azuma trains have joined the LNER fleet.

They have replaced the existing fleet of 45 trains which run along the 940 miles of track between Scotland, North East England, Yorkshire, the East Midlands and London.

The first of the new Azuma trains arrived in May last year.

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Finally, and the Bluebell Railway has been given a Β£250,000 grant to help it survive through the winter.

The money is from The National Lottery Heritage Fund which distributed National Lottery money to support heritage organisations.

Bluebell Railway plc chairman Chris Hunford says the extra financial help will allow them to continue to operate over the next few months.

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