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  • It’s ‘Brew Monday’ for rail passengers Rail staff in Leeds are backing Samaritans’ bid to turn ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday. January 15 has been dubbed ‘the most difficult day of the year’ so the two organisations encourage people to connect over a cuppa by offering passengers free tea bags and listening tips, as well as promoting Samaritans’ services.
  • It’s ‘Brew Monday’ for rail passengers Rail staff in Leeds are backing Samaritans’ bid to turn ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday. January 15 has been dubbed ‘the most difficult day of the year’ so the two organisations encourage people to connect over a cuppa by offering passengers free tea bags and listening tips, as well as promoting Samaritans’ services.

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  • DfT deal means East Midlands HS2 station could open earlyThe government has reached an agreement with local organisations in the East Midlands to maximise the benefits of the future Toton HS2 hub, including work to open the station in the 2020s. The commitment between the DfT, Midlands Connect and East Midlands Councils has set out four priorities...
  • Contractor selected to deliver £25m Preston tramlineA project to bring tram services back to Preston has taken a major step forward today with the appointments of the contractors who will deliver the project. The £25m scheme, run by Preston Trampower, will involve building a 3.5-mile-long line, the first in the city since the 1930s. In...
  • Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking to reopen after 'once-in-a-generation upgrade'London Overground services are set to return between Gospel Oak and Barking next week following the installation of new overhead electric lines. Opening on Monday 15 January, the work will allow new electric trains to be introduced on the line, in what Network Rail is calling a “once in a...

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  • Mayor renews call for TfL control in wake of GTR report The critical report about Govia Thameslink Railway published by the National Audit Office has triggered a renewed call from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for more of the capital™s rail services to be transferred to Transport for London. Apart from the staff shortage, the development of the Thameslink Programme has also been hampered by infrastructure failings as well as chronic industrial action. Strikes over DCO and DOO have been continuing, with further walkouts today on Northern, Merseyrail, South Western Railway and Greater Anglia. The effect of the strikes has varied, with noticeable di...

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