In the News – 5th March 2020

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We start today with the news that today marks the final day for Leo Goodwin’s role as MD at TransPennine Express.

It was announced yesterday he was leaving after 20 years with the company, to pursue other opportunities outside the Group.


A large crow halted trains between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle after hitting overhead lines.

The Scotsman writes that it caused electricity to jump onto adjacent wires and cause damage.


Search goes on for thieves who blew up a cash machine at Berwick train station.

The Northumberland Gazette reports that the station is now back open after the theft yesterday.


You could soon be able to walk up the Forth Bridge.

The proposals for a Sydney Harbour Bridge-style walkway and viewing platform were approved yesterday – on the 130th anniversary of the opening of the railway bridge.


Finally, following the news overnight that airline Flybe had gone into administration, several train operating companies are offering free travel for stranded staff and customers.

LNER, CrossCountry, West Midlands and London Northwestern are among those offering standard travel.

Photo credit: TransPennine Express