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Trainline sells tickets without warning of closure on the east coast mainline [subscription]

Britain’s biggest independent rail ticket retailer has been accused of misleading passengers by advertising journeys without warning of sub- stantial disruption on the network.

Hand councils more powers to run bus routes, says Labour

Councils across Scotland could be handed sweeping new powers to introduce publicly-owned bus services under plans coming before MSPs this week.

Monday, 10 June 2019

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  • Network Rail staff receive Queen’s birthday HonoursThe former head of the Thameslink Programme and a Network Rail incident officer have today been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list:
  • Network Rail works hard to improve the railway each weekWe cater for 4.8m rail journeys every single day, while simultaneously delivering an ambitious, multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan. We're renewing and upgrading 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges and viaducts, thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run), meaning our works have a wide-reaching impact.

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  • Baroness Randerson: A clear government strategy is needed for rural bus services to surviveThe strategy must support council funding and increase passenger numbers, says Baroness Randerson. Bus services have been declining since the 1950s and the problem was made worse in the 1980s by the deregulation of bus services outside London. Competition was meant to stimulate the market but in rural areas there is effectively no competition within the bus industry. Almost three in every five journeys made by public transport are by bus. That’s not as impressive as it sounds because, outside London, the car is king.
  • Government transport promise 'has not been delivered' for the northMIKE Amesbury has blasted the government for delays to the promised two trains an hour through Northwich during a debate in Parliament.

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