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Make polluters pay their fair share say rail companies

Train companies have today called for a shakeup in transport tax policy to create a level green playing field where levies reflect how damaging a mode of transport is to the environment. This would enable Britain to build back better by encouraging a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, they say.

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Network Rail and train operators remind passengers to follow public health advice as temperatures soar

  • With temperatures set to reach the mid-30s in parts of Britain towards the end of this week and into the weekend, the rail industry is working to keep passengers moving safely
  • Passengers are being asked to plan ahead and continue to follow public health advice when travelling by rail – wear a face covering unless you are exempt, maintain a distance from others and travel at quieter times wherever possible
  • Network Rail has activated its extreme weather action teams (EWATs) at hotspots across the country. Speed restrictions may be introduced at the hottest locations to keep services running as reliably as possible in extreme heat
  • Train operators will have staff on hand to help and provide guidance through journey planners and social media
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Nationwide scheme to boost disabled people’s confidence in train travel

All of Britain’s rail companies are now recognising Sunflower lanyards and cards so that passengers with non-visible disabilities can travel with extra confidence. The move coincides with the expected lifting of restrictions on people shielding next week.

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Train companies publish 'safer travel pledge'

Ahead of major timetable uplift, rail companies release the 8 ways they are ensuring people can travel safely… and how passengers can help

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Rail passengers to be alerted to busy trains and stations before leaving home

From today, new technology will mean rail passengers can be alerted to busy trains and stations before they leave home, helping them stagger their journeys and keep safe while travelling.

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Rail industry comment on mandatory face coverings

Increased use of face coverings on trains will support the measures rail companies are already taking to keep people safe