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  • Train firms backtrack over pledge to ban raw sewage on railway linesOperators admit target to end ‚Äėdisgusting practice‚Äô by the end of the year will not be metA pledge to end the dumping of human waste on railway tracks in England and Wales by the end of the year will no longer be met, Network Rail and train firms have admitted.Although Network Rail‚Äôs former chief executive, Mark Carne, said in 2017 he had secured government agreement to end the ‚Äúdisgusting practice‚ÄĚ by 2019, several companies will continue to use trains whose toilets flush directly onto the track. Continue reading...

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