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Rail industry resists calls from passenger groups to release data on risk of contracting Covid on trainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTrain operators have been urged to release research showing the risk of contracting Covid on trains, with the chances now believed to be substantially higher than the figure publicised by the rail industry last year.The industry-funded Rail Research and Safety Board (RSSB) said in July 2020 that the risk was just one infection in 11,000 average journeys in Great Britain. Continue reading...

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  • Train operators face calls to publish research on Covid risksRail industry resists calls from passenger groups to release data on risk of contracting Covid on trainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTrain operators have been urged to release research showing the risk of contracting Covid on trains, with the chances now believed to be substantially higher than the figure publicised by the rail industry last year.The industry-funded Rail Research and Safety Board (RSSB) said in July 2020 that the risk was just one infection in 11,000 average journeys in Great Britain. Continue reading...

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