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In The News | 9th April 2021 | Latest Rail News

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The latest rail news on Friday, 9th April 2021

Rail services in Scotland face further disruption after ScotRail ticket examiners voted to support industrial action.

The article on the BBC website says the RMT rail union said its members “overwhelmingly” backed the move in an escalating row over enhanced payments for rest-day working.


The move comes as ScotRail conductors continue a series of 24-hour strikes over the same issue.

In a statement ScotRail’s head of customer operations says he was disappointed about the vote for strike action when we are in a midst of the pandemic.

Hull Trains has introduced new technology which publishes the level of passengers onboard in real time, to help make social-distanced travelling easier when services resume next week.

The open access rail operator will introduce a limited timetable on 12 April after a third period of hibernation ends as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This innovation allows passengers to check how busy the train is on the Hull Trains website or app, thanks to official data supplied by onboard managers.

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Rail infrastructure services and survey provider Xrail Group has announced the appointment of Noel Travers as Managing Director to lead the company’s expansion.

Building on Xrail Group’s prominence in its existing market sectors, the company says Noel will help to drive the expansion across the UK and overseas.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining at a time when they have established themselves as a serious player in the signalling market in the UK and internationally.”

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Finally, and Ribblehead Viaduct has been given a new lease of life.

The article in the Yorkshire Post says that since November, scaffolding towers have moved across seven of the arches to carry out masonry, drainage and repainting work on the Grade II listed structure.

The investment by Network Rail as part of the Great North Rail Project will secure the viaduct’s future as both a historical landmark and a vital railway link.

Photo credit: Network Rail

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