Great Northern Railway

Taxi costs 'reimbursed for train passengers'

National Rail Enquiries has said that Great Northern and Thameslink passengers affected by the power outage will be reimbursed the cost of a taxi home.

However, when one Twitter user asked if they would be reimbursed for a taxi from London to Peterborough, National Rail Enquiries advised that he "speak to the train operator used to purchase tickets".

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'Amazing atmosphere' on stranded train

Natasha Winters said that she was stuck on a train in a tunnel for two hours.

She said passengers were let out in groups of ten and walked through the tunnel.

She tweeted: "Amazing atmosphere on the train. People were so nice."

Greenwich in London was chosen as the centre of the world's time in 1884.
Before the world had time zones, train timetables were confusing and out of sync.

'Lack of accountability' led to rail timetable chaos

COmmuters
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"No-one took charge" during the timetable chaos that caused severe disruption on Britain's railways in May, a regulator has said.

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) blamed a lack of "responsibility and accountability" for the problems and said passengers were "badly treated".

It said track manager Network Rail, the Department for Transport and two train companies - Northern and Govia Thameslink - "had all made mistakes".

It came as the government promised a major review of Britain's railways

'I know the train's probably going to be late'
The BBC follows one Northern rail user, Lorna, on her daily commute from Burnley to Leeds.

World Cup: Early rush hour ahead of England v Croatia

Rush hour is expected to hit earlier than usual today as England fans race to get home in time for the World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

The RAC has predicted roads will be extra busy at 17:00 BST and "dead" by kick-off.

Meanwhile, train firms Southern and Great Northern expect afternoon services to be extremely busy.

Rail operators Southern, Great Northern and Thameslink have urged people to allow plenty of time to travel.

England fans
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