Accident set to disrupt TfW for months Accident set to disrupt TfW for months

Train services in Wales could be affected for the rest of the year, according to Transport for Wales, after two Sprinter units were damaged by colliding with a mini digger which had been abandoned on the line near Craven Arms. No one was hurt.

RMT members vote ‘overwhelmingly’ for rail strikes RMT members vote ‘overwhelmingly’ for rail strikes

The staff in 13 train operating companies have voted in favour of rail strikes. The ballot also involved staff at Network Rail, who have supported walkouts as well. A majority of RMT members at Govia Thameslink Railway only voted for industrail action short of a strike, while those at Island Line are understood not to have supported any industrial action. The RMT described the result in favour of action as ‘overwhelming’, and said its National Executive Committee will now be considering its next steps.

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