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  • Fall in rail journeys raises questions for train franchise firmsApril to June figures are down nearly 5% against 2016 but industry sources say whole franchise model is based on growthThe number of rail passenger journeys in Britain fell sharply in spring this year, after two decades of virtually constant growth since privatisation.
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  • Station safety claims by unionA UNION has named 330 unstaffed stations - including several in the York area - which it claims could become crime hot spots and “no-go areas” for vulnerable and disabled passengers if trains go without guards.

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  • Strikes go ahead, but Underground walkout is cancelled Strikes are taking place for the second day this week at four National Rail operators in England but a planned walkout by ASLEF drivers on London Underground has been called off, after progress was made in talks between the union and Transport for London over working conditions. As on Tuesday the effects of the National Rail strikes, which are being staged by the RMT, have varied. The worst disruption is on Merseyrail and Northern, where services are limited and will cease by 19.00 this evening, while services on most Southern routes are normal. Greater Anglia, the fourth operator involved, i...

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  • Monarch airlines and travel insurance claims: Lessons to learnMany of the thousands of travellers stranded following the collapse of Monarch have faced unnecessary worry over doubts their travel insurance would cover airline collapse. Travel insurance from the ETA includes up to £1,500 cover in the event of insolvency of the scheduled airline, hotel, train operator including Eurostar, car ferries and villas abroad In the event of insolvency after… The post Monarch airlines and travel insurance claims: Lessons to learn appeared first on ETA.

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