Rail travel

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    Video caption: The railways in the UK, Australia and India getting power from the sun in different ways.

    The railways in the UK, Australia and India getting power from the sun in different ways.

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    Video caption: Grant Shapps: Christmas rail travel may be limited

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said Christmas travel on the rail network may be limited.

  3. The wheelchair warriors

    Poster for Wanda Barbara (copyright David Hevey)

    Thirty years ago it was not illegal to discriminate against disabled people in many areas of everyday life.

    Back then, few buses were accessible and wheelchair users had to give several days’ notice to travel by train. Even then, they were put in the guard’s van because of lack of space in the carriages.

    A group of activists took to the streets to fight for civil rights - and they were determined to get noticed.

    Read their story here.

  4. Southeastern implements a reduced timetable

    Sue Nicholson

    BBC News

    Southeastern train

    Southeastern is to introduce a reduced timetable from Monday in response to "the current phase of the pandemic".

    The rail company said it reflected the reduction in passenger demand and the need for some frontline staff to follow personal NHS advice and to self-isolate.

    It said the revised timetable would help it to run "a resilient service and help prevent short notice cancellations" should more staff be affected by the virus.

    Scott Brightwell, train services director, said: “Throughout the pandemic we’ve continually monitored passenger numbers and responded with adjustments to our timetable.

    "The slight reduction to services this winter will also ensure that the number of services better meets changed patterns of demand."

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    Video caption: Margam rail crash: 'No closure' for families of dead

    A report is released into the deaths of two rail workers who were hit by a passenger train.