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The latest rail news on Thursday, 8th April 2021
The Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators, has said that an increasing number of services is being added to the timetable to coincide with lockdown easing.
The article features in The Times, that says the latest daily total of 18,000, up from 16,900 in February, is about 75 per cent of pre-pandemic timetable.
It coincides with the opening of non-essential shops, pub beer gardens and outdoor attractions in England from Monday.
One of the biggest free wellbeing events in the history of the rail industry is to return in November.
More than 10,000 people attended virtual events during the two-day Rail Wellbeing Live last year, which featured more than 80 sessions and 140 speakers, focussed on tackling the historic issues around wellbeing.
The organisers have announced this year’s event will be held on November 17 and 18.
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supporting young people in gaining valuable work experience by providing six month job placements across the business.
The roles have been created as part of the Kickstart Scheme, launched by the Department for Work and Pensions to encourage businesses to provide new job placements for 16 to 24-year olds who receive Universal Credit and who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
Finally, and plans to open a Thai restaurant and takeaway in 40-year-old first-class train carriages beside the railway near Pitlochry station have been approved by councillors in Scotland.
The article in the i paper says 44 diners will be accommodated in one carriage with the remaining 16 seats in the other one, along with the takeaway area.
The two carriages will be restored to their original 1980s-era British Rail interior décor and sited on a specially laid section of track.