Trains are running again in Scotland after yesterday's storm, but some Greater Anglia services remain suspended, as tidal surges continue today. There are no train services along parts of the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, although inland lines are close to normal again after overnight repairs. Network Rail said its engineers have been working in 'atrocious' conditions to clear the lines and repair damaged equipment.
Rail fare increases decision
Rail operators are busily recalculating thousands of fares, after the Chancellor announced in his Autumn Statement that regulated train fares will only rise by inflation in January, which means average increases of 3.1 per cent instead of 4.1 per cent. Regulated fares include nearly all season tickets.
A plan to give millions of people in central England direct access to HS2 and Birmingham Airport by reconstructing a railway that last carried passengers 97 years ago has been unveiled. The proposal is being made by Railnews editorial director Alan Marshall and specialist quantity surveyor Michael Byng, who both live in Warwickshire near the route of the former 11.7km Stonebridge Railway, which used to run from a junction near the present-day Coleshill Parkway station roughly south to another junction between Birmingham International and Hampton-in-Arden.
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