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Passengers reminded if travelling this weekend to only travel by rail if necessary and plan ahead

  • Significantly reduced timetable on Saturday as the third day of RMT’s national strike action is set to go ahead
  • Trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm, and some parts of the country will have no services at all due to lack of staff availability
  • Passengers should only travel by train if necessary and should check their journey in advance, and expect some disruption on Sunday with a reduced timetable in operation
  • Passengers can choose to either use their ticket on another day, or will be able to claim a refund
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Rail ‘strike day’ timetables outlined as passengers urged to plan ahead and only travel by rail if necessary

  • Coordinated industry contingency plan will see very limited timetable available on strike days with around 20% of services running
  • Trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm
  • Passengers asked to plan ahead, check before they travel, to expect disruption and only travel if necessary
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RMT urged to call off strikes and stay at the table

  • Rail industry urges RMT to call off premature strikes and continue discussions to avoid unnecessary and disruptive industrial action  
  • Reform is necessary to modernise the industry and secure the long-term future of the railway 
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Failing to reform puts industry recovery at risk

  • Rail industry responds to “premature” RMT ballot announcement, saying the dispute is about no one sector “taking more than its fair share” of scarce public resources and calling on RMT to talk, not strike
  • Says delivering long-overdue and much needed reforms which will improve passenger experience while safeguarding the future of the railway 
  • Makes it clear that while disruption will be inevitable if industrial action takes place, train companies will do all they can to keep as many people and goods moving as possible
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Rail Delivery Group welcomes the new legislation contained within the Queen's speech

Andy Bagnall, director general at the Rail Delivery Group which represents operators, comments on the new legislation to modernise rail in the Queen's Speech.

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Enjoy 50% off an Interrail Global Pass for a limited time only this May

To celebrate 50 years of being able to Interrail across Europe, National Rail is offering customers 50% off Interrail 1, 2 and 3 Month Global Passes from 6th – 10th May.  

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Train companies improve time for Disabled People to book assistance by two-thirds

Train companies are encouraging all customers to get back on track by reducing the time to book Passenger Assist from six hours ahead to a minimum standard of two hours. 

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Rail industry launches networkwide sale

  • Save upto 50% off over 1 million journeys, whilst stocks last
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Train companies announce renewal of lifesaving free travel to refuges for survivors of domestic abuse

The rail industry’s ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme is being renewed by train companies to help survivors of domestic abuse nationwide escape danger and reach safety. Since the lifesaving scheme’s inception, during the 2020 lockdown, four people on average have made use of the free travel offer every day.

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Employees and employers disagree on the office return but getting back to commuting could boost businesses by billions

When it comes to splitting the new working week, 2/3 or not 2/3?, that is the question as new data shows a disparity between the number of days a week employees expect to spend in the office compared to their employers.

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Rail Delivery Group responds to Spring Statement

In today's Spring Statement, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that fuel duty will be cut by 5p a litre from 18:00 this evening until March 2023.

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Britain’s train operators offer free travel for Ukrainian arrivals

Operators will provide free onward train travel for Ukrainians on arrival in the UK.