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RAIL reports on the huge reduction in passenger numbers,
operators suspending services, and engineering projects
being placed on hold as Government-introduced lockdown
takes hold of the rail industry during the COVID-19 outbreak.



  • EXCLUSIVE: Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris deliver a heartfelt thank you to the rail industry

  • Ticket sales down 98%

  • Franchising placed on hold for six months

  • Emergency timetables introduced

  • Tube overcrowding criticised

  • Jobs safe, but Hull Trains stops running services

  • Freight identified as key for UK during virus outbreak

  • Bombardier and CAF suspend assembly at UK factories; Hitachi to carry on for now

  • Labour launches alternative rail White Paper

  • Direct Awards for Great Western Railway and Southeastern

  • Varamis Rail plans long-distance electric freight trains

  • Shocking trespass picture revealed by Network Rail

  • Bi-mode the future for rail freight, says Government report

  • Government report hints at electrification being back on the cards

  • SWR pay rise offer

  • End of locomotive-hauled trains in Anglia

  • How the railway coped with past pandemics

  • Behind-the-scenes at the Werrington dive-under project

  • We visit HS2’s Curzon Street site - home to the world’s oldest roundhouse