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Emergency measures to help train firms survive extended

Image copyright Getty Images The government has agreed new emergency deals with train companies. Under the arrangement, taxpayers will continue to cover any losses on the railways, caused by low passenger numbers, for another 18 months. Throughout that period ministers hope to carry out broader reforms to Britain’s railways. They will consider adopting a concessions-based system in the longer term,… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Avanti introduces social distancing measures on its trains

Image copyright Avanti West Coast Rail passengers have been urged not turn up without an advance ticket and to wear face coverings when they travel on the West Coast Mainline. Avanti West Coast made the announcement as part of new social distancing on its services between Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. Passengers might be refused travel if the guidelines are… Read more →