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In The News | 26th October 2020 | Latest Rail News

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The latest rail news on Monday, 26th October 2020


Fees for rescheduling train journeys scuppered by COVID are to be scrapped.

That’s according to an article in The Daily Telegraph that says Grant Shapps said the new measures would ensure passengers affected by changing levels of restrictions across the UK would not be left out of pocket.

Those who have bought an advance rail ticket that they can no longer use due to restrictions will not have to pay the administration cost of rearranging their travel.


Conservative members have urged Boris Johnson to scrap HS2 and spend more on ending broadband and mobile black spots.

An article in The Sunday Telegraph says a report by the party’s official grassroots think tank highlights demands for the £100 billion scheme to be cancelled, with calls for construction to start from the northern end, rather than London, if the Government presses ahead.


Maritime has strengthened its intermodal capacity with the introduction of a new rail service operating between DP World London Gateway and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway.

Maritime’s tenth rail service to date commenced today and runs five days a week with a weekly capacity of up to 320 containers.

Meanwhile GB Railfreight has also announced an extension to its European freight operation in partnership with Lineas.

The existing traffic flow from Antwerp through Irvine will continue for an additional two years.


Finally, and bosses of the Harry Potter steam train have been sworn to secrecy over its planned journey to Lancashire next month.

An article in the Daily Mirror says the rail regulator were furious when big crowds gathered to watch the train travelling to Fort William, Scotland, last month.

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