Strikes cripple UK railways, unions warn of more

Passengers board a tube at Stratford station as train services continue to be disrupted after the nationwide strike by members of the railways, maritime transport and transport union, along with workers from London Underground, in London on Wednesday. (File photo: AP) LONDON: Strikes paralyzed Britain‘s rail network on Thursday as union bosses, train companies and … Read more

Which dates in June and July are those and will this affect me?

The biggest railway strike in a generation is underway after last-ditch talks failed to reach an agreement. Entire towns and cities are now cut off from the train network as strikes close half of Britain’s railway lines. Large parts of Britain were without train services on Tuesday, and further strikes took place on Thursday and … Read more

Which dates in June and July are those and will this affect me?

Entire towns and cities will be cut off from the train network next week as strike action closes half of Britain’s rail lines. Large parts of Britain will be without rail services on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as 40,000 RMT members walk away in a dispute over pay and jobs. Network Rail confirmed on Wednesday … Read more

What dates in June are those and will this affect me?

Tens of thousands of rail and pipe workers are set to leave later this month in what has been described as the “biggest outbreak of industrial action in the UK since 1989”. Union bosses are threatening to “turn off” the system, with major disruptions expected to rail services and the London Underground, impacting events such … Read more

Will Albanian Labor government support a “very fast train” to Canberra?

Will Canberra ever get a “Very Fast Train” (VFT) to Sydney and beyond? High-speed trains have become somewhat of a running joke in Australian politics, with numerous feasibility studies and proposals submitted over decades. But has a federal-level change of government revived any glimmer of hope for VFT supporters? A well-known proponent of rail infrastructure, … Read more

Will Albanian Labor government support a “very fast train” to Canberra? – To drive

Will Canberra ever get a “Very Fast Train” (VFT) to Sydney and beyond? High-speed trains have become somewhat of a running joke in Australian politics, with numerous feasibility studies and proposals submitted over decades. But has a federal-level change of government revived any glimmer of hope for VFT supporters? A well-known proponent of rail infrastructure, … Read more

Emergency plans to end food crisis as biggest railway strike in modern British history looms

Railroad bosses are drafting contingency plans to end what is expected to be the largest rail strike in modern history, leaving supermarket shelves empty and gas pumps dry. Union barons hatch a plan to unleash chaos in an effort to block plans to cut thousands of maintenance jobs and secure double-digit pay increases for their … Read more

Grant Shapps seeks to slash millions more rail fares

Rail use has recovered somewhat since the depths of lockdown but still stands at only 70pc of pre-pandemic levels. In the absence of a full bounceback, transport officials have been left with little choice but to put pressure on privately-owned train operators to cut services to balance the books. Whitehall sources said that the rail … Read more

Berks, Chester, Montgomery counties seek to restore rail service between Reading and Philly

Commissioners in three suburban counties are hoping to restore passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia, following along the Schuylkill River. Leaders in Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties each will hold public hearings in April regarding the formation of a joint Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority, the Reading Eagle reported. A preliminary plan for the … Read more