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The Government is in talks with rail leaders over putting emergency measures in place to deal with falling passenger numbers, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 'Existential crisis': airline workers fear layoffs amid coronavirus pandemicThe collapse in travel that has followed is jeopardizing the jobs of 750,000 people directly employed by US airlinesA decade of bumper profits hasn’t cushioned the US airline industry from the coronavirus pandemic. Analysts are predicting many face bankruptcy in the coming months unless the government steps in.Right now, it’s their workers who are feeling the full force of the industry’s crisis – and they are terrified. Continue reading...

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  • Free rail travel for NHS workers on TfW services from today reduced timetable launchedTransport for Wales have announced free rail travel for NHS workers starting from today , along with a reduced timetable. A spokesperson from TfW said said: At Transport for Wales our primary focus is keeping our colleagues and customers safe, and keep key workers moving.
  • Keeping the country connected - joint statementThese are exceptional times. COVID-19 is changing how everyone in the UK lives, works and travels. But we know that Britain's railway is a vital artery that keeps the economic and social lifeblood of the nation connected through this challenging period.
  • Full steam ahead as village gears up for stations returnThe north-easts newest railway station is on track to welcome its first passengers after the date for its first day of service was revealed.
  • Network Rail cancels rent due from commercial tenants during pandemicNetwork Rail has announced swift and significant measures aimed at supporting retailers in Britains busiest and biggest stations, and small business tenants across their commercial estate, as the Coronavirus pandemic begins to severely impact trading.
  • Maritimes rail freight interchange opensRail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris recently joined representatives of Maritime Transport and Segro (www.segro.com) plus more than 350 guests from around the East Midlands region to mark the official opening of the new strategic rail freight interchange at Segro Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.

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