Thousands of rail passengers who have endured the worst week of strikes for decades face further disruption this weekend due to engineering work. Some platforms at Waterloo Station — shut during August last year as part of a £800 million rail upgrade — will close again on Sunday. Huge sections of the South Western Railway network — where train staff today staged their third 24-hour walkout of the week, with 500 trains cancelled — will be shut tomorrow and Sunday.
Rail commuters faced further misery today after an attempted theft of trackside cables plunged rush-hour Paddington services into chaos. Cabling was ripped out near Filton Abbey Wood in Bristol this morning, crippling power and signalling along the line and adding to delays from this week’s rail strikes. Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services in and out of Paddington saw major disruption during the morning peak.
One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies faced a fierce backlash today after backing the RMT rail strike which saw passengers pass out on an overcrowded London-bound train. Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner voiced her “solidarity” for union members taking part in the walk-out, which caused misery for hundreds of thousands of commuters. The crowding was so bad on one train that passengers had to pull the emergency handle twice after commuters fainted in the crush.
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Selecting a term
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