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  • Will you be affected by South Western and West Midlands rail strikes?We want to hear from staff and passengers who are affected by strikes by West Midlands Railway and South Western Railway in November and December West Midlands Railway faced its second strike by workers on Saturday, with further action planned over the next few weeks. There has not been a resolution between the RMT and Abellio, the company who runs the network, over the role of guards, driver-only operated trains and the impact on passenger safety.Also, after talks to resolve the long-running dispute over the future role of guards on trains broke down between South Western Railway and the RMT,...
  • Black Friday's holiday deals: rail, coach and ferry offersTrain, coach and ferry firms, including Eurostar, Busabout and Wightlink, have great deals on travel in EuropeNational Rail is offering a 10% discount on the Interrail Global Pass, which is valid in 31 European countries. There will also be 10% off selected One Country Passes, which provide unlimited travel across one chosen European country. The offer launches on 29 November and runs until 31 December. Adult Global Passes (28+) for five travel days (within one month) will be down to £220.50, and a family Global Pass (two adults, two children), valid for seven travel days within one month, wil...
  • All aboard: bosses keep roles as Virgin hands over to First GroupAll senior managers retain roles as London to Glasgow West Coast service changes handsMeet the new boss. Just like ‚Äď in fact, it is the old boss. First Group has hired all of Virgin Trains‚Äô existing management team to run the London to Glasgow West Coast service when First takes over from Virgin next month.Phil Whittingham, the managing director of Virgin Trains since 2013, and a Virgin man since 1999, will become managing director of First‚Äôs West Coast Partnership rail service on 8 December. Continue reading...
  • Audi plans 9,500 job cuts to save ¬£5bn for electric car investmentCarmaker says 2,000 new jobs will be created in specialist digital areasAudi is to cut up to 9,500 jobs at its German factories by 2025 in order to save ‚ā¨6bn (¬£5.1bn) to invest in electric cars and digital technology.The luxury carmaker, which is part of Volkswagen, said the job cuts were part of its mission to ‚Äúbecome lean and fit for the future‚ÄĚ. The company, which is based in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, said it would also hire 2,000 workers in ‚Äúnew expert positions in areas such as electric mobility and digitalisation‚ÄĚ. Continue reading...

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  • Atlantic Container Line signs 15-year agreement with Peel Ports GroupAtlantic Container Line (ACL), a Grimaldi Group Company, has agreed a new 15-year contract extension for container and roll-on/roll-off operations at the Port of Liverpool until 2035. ACL is already the largest ocean carrier operating at Liverpoolís Royal Seaforth Container Terminal (RSCT) and the portís longest serving container carrier. This new agreement demonstrates ACLís confidence in the growing volume of transatlantic trade between the UK and North America and ACLís commitment to the Port of Liverpool and the strong relationship forged for more than 50 years. Pe...

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  • Modernised Govia Thameslink Railway fleet improve energy efficiency Govia Thameslink Railway are now recycling over 50% more energy back into the railway network, helping to power the fleet and making them more energy efficient than any previous generations of trains. The ‘smart’ braking system introduced on 115 Siemens Class 700’s on...

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