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uk rail passengers face disruption in conductor dispute


london (ap) — rail passengers in some parts of england are facing travel disruptions this week after workers at five train companies supported strikes over the role of conductors responsible for safety on board.the long-running dispute involves members of the rail, maritime and transport union and the companies. strikes are set for monday, wednesday and friday on south western railway, arriva rail north, merseyrail and greater anglia, while the strike on southern is monday.transport secretary chris grayling is being urged to convene a summit to resolve the dispute over plans to make train doors driver-operated only. rail companies say this will be more efficient. unions say this will hurt safety.london mayor sadiq khan, says “it’s a new year but it’s the same old story for london’s hard-pr






northern, southern rail and merseyrail staff on strike


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the railway network as staff from three train firms across england hold 24-hour strikes. guards and drivers working for merseyrail, northern rail and southern rail are taking action over proposals for driver-only-operated (doo) trains.up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but only limited disruption has been reported.northern rail thanked customers for "altering travel plans".image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption rmt general secretary mick cash said there was "rock solid" support for the walkouts members of the rail, maritime and transport (rmt) union are holding their 30th strike day in an ongoing dispute with souther






northern, southern rail and merseyrail staff on strike


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the railway network as staff from three train firms across england hold 24-hour strikes. guards and drivers working for merseyrail, northern rail and southern rail are taking action over proposals for driver-only-operated (doo) trains.up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but only limited disruption has been reported.northern rail thanked customers for "altering travel plans".image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption rmt general secretary mick cash said there was "rock solid" support for the walkouts members of the rail, maritime and transport (rmt) union are holding their 30th strike day in an ongoing dispute with souther






northern, southern rail and merseyrail staff on strike


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network as staff from three train firms across england hold 24-hour strikes. guards and drivers working for merseyrail, northern rail and southern rail are taking action over proposals for driver-only-operated (doo) trains.up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but limited disruption has been reported.northern rail thanked customers for "altering travel plans".image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption rmt general secretary mick cash said there was "rock solid" support for the walkouts members of the rail, maritime and transport (rmt) union are holding their 30th strike day in an ongoing dispute with southern, but t






northern, southern rail and merseyrail staff on strike


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network as staff from three train firms across england hold 24-hour strikes. guards and drivers working for merseyrail, northern rail and southern rail are taking action over proposals for driver-only-operated (doo) trains.up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but limited disruption has been reported.northern rail thanked customers for "altering travel plans".image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption rmt general secretary mick cash said there was "rock solid" support for the walkouts members of the rail, maritime and transport (rmt) union are holding their 30th strike day in an ongoing dispute with southern, but t






northern, southern rail and merseyrail staff on strike


image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network as staff from three train firms across england hold 24-hour strikes. guards and drivers working for merseyrail, northern rail and southern rail are taking action over proposals for driver-only-operated (doo) trains.up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but limited disruption has been reported.northern rail thanked customers for "altering travel plans".image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption rmt general secretary mick cash said there was "rock solid" support for the walkouts members of the rail, maritime and transport (rmt) union are holding their 30th strike day in an ongoing dispute with southern, but t






'low-speed derailment' on south shore line causes delays, minor injury


one person was injured during a “low-speed derailment” of a south shore train entering millennium station in downtown chicago that has forced a temporary suspension of service on the south shore line, according to an advisory on the rail line’s web site.“this may be a lengthy service disruption,” according to the advisory.the train that derailed was no. 18 due into the station at 2:14 p.m.one man who fell was taken to northwestern memorial hospital with minor injuries, said chicago fire department spokesman larry langford. his condition had stabilized as of 4:10 p.m., langford said.the circumstances of why he fell were not clear.as of 4:22 p.m., rail officials said they are “mobilizing as many trains as possible to minimize this disruption.”the south shore is moving a 7-car train toward th






west coast main line faces 'major' disruption


image caption passengers at london euston faced lengthy delays rail passengers travelling to or from london euston have been warned they face major disruption.national rail had advised west coast main line users not to travel on sunday morning as engineers worked to fix damaged wiring.it tweeted just after midday, saying some lines had reopened and services would start to resume.passengers using virgin and london midland services have been warned to expect delays throughout the day.trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or timetables revised. underground trains from euston ran as normal, network rail said.services between london euston and the following stations are affected:birmingham new street chestercreweedinburghglasgow centralliverpool lime streetmanchester piccadillymilton keynes






west coast main line faces 'major' disruption


image caption passengers at london euston faced lengthy delays rail passengers travelling to or from london euston have been warned they face major disruption.national rail had advised west coast main line users not to travel on sunday morning as engineers worked to fix damaged wiring.it tweeted just after midday, saying some lines had reopened and services would start to resume.passengers using virgin and london midland services have been warned to expect delays throughout the day.trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or timetables revised. underground trains from euston ran as normal, network rail said.services between london euston and the following stations are affected:birmingham new street chestercreweedinburghglasgow centralliverpool lime streetmanchester piccadillymilton keynes






west coast main line faces 'major' disruption


image caption passengers at london euston faced lengthy delays rail passengers travelling to or from london euston have been warned they face major disruption.national rail had advised west coast main line users not to travel on sunday morning as engineers worked to fix damaged wiring.it tweeted just after midday, saying some lines had reopened and services would start to resume.passengers using virgin and london midland services have been warned to expect delays throughout the day.trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or timetables revised. underground trains from euston ran as normal, network rail said.services between london euston and the following stations are affected:birmingham new street chestercreweedinburghglasgow centralliverpool lime streetmanchester piccadillymilton keynes






west coast main line faces 'major' disruption


image caption passengers at london euston faced lengthy delays rail passengers travelling to or from london euston have been warned they face major disruption.national rail had advised west coast main line users not to travel on sunday morning as engineers worked to fix damaged wiring.it tweeted just after midday, saying some lines had reopened and services would start to resume.passengers using virgin and london midland services have been warned to expect delays throughout the day.trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or timetables revised. underground trains from euston ran as normal, network rail said.services between london euston and the following stations are affected:birmingham new street chestercreweedinburghglasgow centralliverpool lime streetmanchester piccadillymilton keynes






west coast main line disruption: 'do not travel' warning


image [email protected] caption disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day rail passengers travelling in or out of london euston have been advised not to travel.damage to overhead cabling means no west coast main line services will arrive or depart until at least midday, network rail said.passengers using virgin and london midland services will be affected and delays are expected throughout the day.underground trains from euston will run as normal, network rail said.services between london euston and the following stations are affected:birmingham new street chestercreweedinburghglasgow centralliverpool lime streetmanchester piccadillymilton keynes centralnorthamptonwatford junction'it ain't pretty'many passengers have taken to twitter, using #watfordjunction to a






rail passengers warned of bank holiday travel disruption


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionbank holiday engineering worksrail passengers travelling this bank holiday weekend are being warned to expect major disruption.main stations in london, and services to wales and the north of england, will be affected by engineering work.it is being described as network rail's biggest august bank holiday engineering project, costing £130m and involving 17,000 staff.euston station, one of the major stations in london, will be closed completely on saturday and sunday.work will also be taking place at waterloo, london bridge, liverpool street and paddington.the so-called great north rail project will see disruption in the midlands, wales and across northern england.the aim is to reduce overcrowding and offer faster and more frequent serv






amtrak conductor shot at suburban chicago train station


naperville, ill. -- authorities say an amtrak train conductor was shot at a train station in the chicago suburb of naperville. naperville police say a wisconsin man in his 70s fired from inside the train after the conductor stepped onto a platform from the southwest chief headed to chicago from los angeles. the unidentified conductor was struck in the stomach. naperville deputy fire chief andrew dina says the victim was taken to a hospital. no information was given on the man's condition, but police say he was conscious and alert. in a statement, amtrak said the conductor sustained a non-life-threatening wound. police cmdr. louis cammiso says passengers held the alleged shooter until police arrived and took him into custody. "i just know the conductor stepped off the train on the platform,






northern, southern rail and merseyrail staff on strike


media captionbackground to the strike action over plans to introduce driver-only-operated trains.passengers appear to have largely stayed away from the rail network as staff from three train firms across england hold 24-hour strikes. guards and drivers working for merseyrail, northern rail and southern rail are taking action over proposals for driver-only-operated (doo) trains.up to 2,000 rail staff have walked out in the dispute, but limited disruption has been reported.northern rail thanked customers for "altering travel plans".image copyrightafp/gettyimage caption rmt general secretary mick cash said there was "rock solid" support for the walkouts members of the rail, maritime and transport (rmt) union are holding their 30th strike day in an ongoing dispute with southern, but the disput






'major disruption' on east coast main line


image copyrightvirgin trainsimage caption virgin trains posted images of the damaged lines on twitter rail passengers are facing "major disruption" on the east coat main line due to damage to overhead power lines.national rail says the cables are damaged between retford and newark north gate.it said trains between doncaster and grantham were delayed by up to two hours or cancelled, adding that the disruption was expected to continue for the rest of the day.virgin trains has advised people not to travel.live updates and news from across lincolnshirethe following routes have been affected by the problem:grand central between sunderland / bradford interchange and london kings crosshull trains between hull and london kings crossvirgin trains east coast between edinburgh / newcastle / york / le






rail passengers warned of bank holiday travel disruption


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionbank holiday engineering worksrail passengers travelling this bank holiday weekend are being warned to expect major disruption.main stations in london, and services to wales and the north of england, will be affected by engineering work.it is being described as network rail's biggest august bank holiday engineering project, costing £130m and involving 17,000 staff.on the roads, part of the m1 southbound is likely to be closed for "several hours" following a serious incident.several people have died after a crash involving a minibus and two lorries near newport pagnell, police have said.euston, one of the major stations in london, will be closed completely on saturday and sunday.work will also be taking place at waterloo, london bridg






'major' rail disruption over bedfordshire signal fault


image copyrightpaimage caption thameslink line services have been badly hit by the signalling fault commuters are facing "major disruption" - including cancellations and delays - caused by a signalling fault.a problem on the line between luton and harpenden left lines in both directions in the area blocked, network rail said.the fault has been fixed but the thameslink service between brighton and bedford will be disrupted until at least 13:00 bst.services between london st pancras and nottingham, leicester, derby and sheffield are also affected.live updates and other stories from the arearoger perkins from thameslink said that while the problem, which started just before 02:00 bst, has been mended, disruption will continue."network rail have now got the signalling up and running again and






'major' rail disruption over bedfordshire signal fault


image copyrightpaimage caption thameslink line services have been badly hit by the signalling fault commuters are facing "major disruption" - including cancellations and delays - caused by a signalling fault.a problem on the line between luton and harpenden left lines in both directions in the area blocked, network rail said.the fault has been fixed but the thameslink service between brighton and bedford will be disrupted until at least 13:00 bst.services between london st pancras and nottingham, leicester, derby and sheffield are also affected.live updates and other stories from the arearoger perkins from thameslink said that while the problem, which started just before 02:00 bst, has been mended, disruption will continue."network rail have now got the signalling up and running again and






new year's travel chaos looms as rail strikes hit


image copyrightpaa 24-hour strike is expected to cause disruption on some of the uk's main railway lines on new year's eve.a walkout by rail, maritime and transport (rmt) members will see delays and cancellations on south western railway (swr) and crosscountry networks.the union says it is striking over concerns about rosters, sunday working and guards on trains.the government has accused the union of causing "misery" for passengers.long-running disputesunday's strike will disrupt services to and from london waterloo, the country's busiest station.managing director of south western, andy mellors, said: "we will do everything we can to keep our passengers moving during this unnecessary strike but passengers are warned to check before travelling and be prepared for queues if travelling back






new year's travel chaos looms as rail strikes hit


image copyrightpaa 24-hour strike is expected to cause disruption on some of the uk's main railway lines on new year's eve.a walkout by rail, maritime and transport (rmt) members will see delays and cancellations on south western railway (swr) and crosscountry networks.the union says it is striking over concerns about rosters, sunday working and guards on trains.the government has accused the union of causing "misery" for passengers.long-running disputesunday's strike will disrupt services to and from london waterloo, the country's busiest station.managing director of south western, andy mellors, said: "we will do everything we can to keep our passengers moving during this unnecessary strike but passengers are warned to check before travelling and be prepared for queues if travelling back






new year's travel chaos looms as rail strikes hit


image copyrightpaa 24-hour strike is expected to cause disruption on some of the uk's main railway lines on new year's eve.a walkout by rail, maritime and transport (rmt) members will see delays and cancellations on south western railway (swr) and crosscountry networks.the union says it is striking over concerns about rosters, sunday working and guards on trains.the government has accused the union of causing "misery" for passengers.long-running disputesunday's strike will disrupt services to and from london waterloo, the country's busiest station.managing director of south western, andy mellors, said: "we will do everything we can to keep our passengers moving during this unnecessary strike but passengers are warned to check before travelling and be prepared for queues if travelling back






new year's travel chaos looms as rail strikes hit


image copyrightpaa 24-hour strike is expected to cause disruption on some of the uk's main railway lines on new year's eve.a walkout by rail, maritime and transport (rmt) members will see delays and cancellations on south western railway (swr) and crosscountry networks.the union says it is striking over concerns about rosters, sunday working and guards on trains.the government has accused the union of causing "misery" for passengers.long-running disputesunday's strike will disrupt services to and from london waterloo, the country's busiest station.managing director of south western, andy mellors, said: "we will do everything we can to keep our passengers moving during this unnecessary strike but passengers are warned to check before travelling and be prepared for queues if travelling back






new year's travel chaos looms as rail strikes hit


image copyrightpaa 24-hour strike is expected to cause disruption on some of the uk's main railway lines on new year's eve.a walkout by rail, maritime and transport (rmt) members will delays and cancellations on south western railway (swr) and crosscountry networks.the union says it is striking over concerns about rosters, sunday working and guards on trains.the government has accused the union of causing "misery" for passengers.long-running disputesunday's strike will disrupt services to and from london waterloo, the country's busiest station.managing director of south western, andy mellors, said: "we will do everything we can to keep our passengers moving during this unnecessary strike but passengers are warned to check before travelling and be prepared for queues if travelling back from






new year's travel chaos looms as rail strikes hit


image copyrightpaa 24-hour strike is expected to cause disruption on some of the uk's main railway lines on new year's eve.a walkout by rail, maritime and transport (rmt) members will bring delays and cancellations on south western railway (swr) and crosscountry networks.the union says it is striking over concerns about rosters, sunday working and guards on trains.the government has accused the union of causing "misery" for passengers.long-running disputesunday's strike will disrupt services to and from london waterloo, the country's busiest station.managing director of south western, andy mellors, said: "we will do everything we can to keep our passengers moving during this unnecessary strike but passengers are warned to check before travelling and be prepared for queues if travelling bac






rail strikes: five rail operators hit by rmt walkout


image copyrightmaria compadreimage caption passengers queue to get onto a greater anglia service train five rail operators are experiencing disruption due to strike action by the rail, maritime and transport union.workers on southern, greater anglia and south western railway are striking for 48 hours, while staff on merseyrail and northern have walked out for 24 hours.the union is in dispute over driver-only operated (doo) trains, also known as driver-controlled operated (dco). aslef is also in dispute with southern, and will give the result of a ballot of train drivers on a proposed deal later.the proposed agreement, announced last month, also includes a five-year pay deal worth 28.5%.the executive committee of the train drivers' union had recommended its members accept the deal.image cop






rail passengers warned of bank holiday travel disruption


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionbank holiday engineering worksrail passengers travelling this bank holiday weekend are being warned to expect major disruption.main stations in london, and services to wales and the north of england, will be affected by engineering work.it is being described as network rail's biggest august bank holiday engineering project, costing £130m and involving 17,000 staff.on the roads, part of the m1 southbound is likely to be closed for "several hours" following a serious incident.eight people have died and four people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving a minibus and two lorries near newport pagnell, police said.euston, one of the major stations in london, will be closed completely on saturday and sunday.work will also be t






southern rail disruption delays london's deputy mayor for transport


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption delays on southern services have disrupted commuters in the south east london's deputy mayor for transport struggles to get to early morning meetings because of disruption on southern rail, documents reveal.val shawcross's office said in an email that "val is a morning person but has to use southern trains to get in to the office so we try not to have too many early starts".southern rail has refused to comment. the train operator has been hit by repeated strikes and its owners fined over its poor performance.the documents were revealed to the bbc under a freedom of information act request.a city hall spokesman said: "the deputy mayor for transport works her socks off to make the capital's transport network more affordable, reliable and accessible fo






southern rail disruption delays london's deputy mayor for transport


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption delays on southern services have disrupted commuters in the south east london's deputy mayor for transport struggles to get to early morning meetings because of disruption on southern rail, documents reveal.val shawcross's office said in an email that "val is a morning person but has to use southern trains to get in to the office so we try not to have too many early starts".southern rail has refused to comment. the train operator has been hit by repeated strikes and its owners fined over its poor performance.the documents were revealed to the bbc under a freedom of information act request.a city hall spokesman said: "the deputy mayor for transport works her socks off to make the capital's transport network more affordable, reliable and accessible fo






christmas rail delays: work to shut lines across uk


image copyrightparail passengers are being advised to travel earlier to avoid disruption over the christmas period, with more than 200 sets of engineering works planned.routes across london, kent, east sussex, lancashire, essex and glasgow are among the lines to be shut.network rail, which controls the uk's railways, says 95% of the network will be unaffected and it is the least disruptive time to do this work.bus replacements are planned but journey times are likely to increase.london paddington will be closed for four days between christmas eve and 27 december with great western railway advising passengers to travel by 23 december "at the latest".between 23 december and 1 january, there will be no greater anglia trains between london liverpool street and ingatestone or billericay.elsewhe






christmas rail delays: work to shut lines across uk


image copyrightparail passengers are being advised to travel earlier to avoid disruption over the christmas period, with more than 200 sets of engineering works planned.routes across london, kent, east sussex, lancashire, essex and glasgow are among the lines to be shut.network rail, which controls the uk's railways, says 95% of the network will be unaffected and it is the least disruptive time to do this work.bus replacements are planned but journey times are likely to increase.london paddington will be closed for four days between christmas eve and 27 december with great western railway advising passengers to travel by 23 december "at the latest".between 23 december and 1 january, there will be no greater anglia trains between london liverpool street and ingatestone or billericay.elsewhe






west coast main line disrupted after cables damaged


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption journeys to and from london euston are affected by damage to electric wires rail passengers across england are facing disruption after electric wires in london were damaged.there will be no services in and out of london euston until at least midday while repair work is carried out, network rail said.more than 500m of wire in the wembley area needs to be replaced after it was damaged on friday, it added.west coast main line services between london euston, watford junction, birmingham and manchester are affected.engineers were working "as quickly as possible", a network rail spokesman said.he said the company was "unsure at this stage of the cause of the damage"."we're asking everyone to check national rail enquiries before they travel so they have th






west coast main line disrupted after cables damaged


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption journeys to and from london euston are affected by damage to electric wires rail passengers across england are facing disruption after electric wires in london were damaged.there will be no services in and out of london euston until at least midday to allow the replacement of more than 500m of wire, network rail said.the cause of the damage, which happened on friday near wembley in north-west london, is not yet known, it added.west coast main line services between london euston, watford junction, birmingham and manchester are affected.engineers were working "as quickly as possible", a network rail spokesman said.he said the company was "unsure at this stage of the cause of the damage"."we're asking everyone to check national rail enquiries before th






rail strikes on northern, southern and merseyrail


image copyrightmerseytravelimage caption merseyrail plans to introduce a new fleet of driver-only trains from 2020 passengers on three train companies across england are seeing action by striking union members on monday. northern rail staff are on the last day of a three-day strike, while merseyrail staff are on strike for the day and also plan action on 23 july.rmt union members at southern have walked out on a one-day strike.the union is in dispute with the companies over driver-only-operated trains, which it says would be unsafe and lead to widespread job losses."the threat to abolish guards and introduce driver-only-operated trains is only part of the wider attack on rail services," said the rmt.the union said the dispute is not about pay or conditions but strike action is over "concer






rail strikes on northern, southern and merseyrail


image copyrightmerseytravelimage caption merseyrail plans to introduce a new fleet of driver-only trains from 2020 passengers on three train companies across england are seeing action by striking union members on monday. northern rail staff are on the last day of a three-day strike, while merseyrail staff are on strike for the day and also plan action on 23 july.rmt union members at southern have walked out on a one-day strike.the union is in dispute with the companies over driver-only-operated trains, which it says would be unsafe and lead to widespread job losses."the threat to abolish guards and introduce driver-only-operated trains is only part of the wider attack on rail services," said the rmt.the union said the dispute is not about pay or conditions but strike action is over "concer






rail strikes: five rail operators hit by rmt walkout


image copyrightmaria compadreimage caption passengers queue to get onto a greater anglia service train five rail operators are experiencing disruption due to strike action by the rail, maritime and transport union.workers on southern, greater anglia and south western railway are striking for 48 hours, while staff on merseyrail and northern have walked out for 24 hours.the union is in dispute over driver-only operated (doo) trains, also known as driver-controlled operated (dco). aslef, which has also been in dispute with southern, announced on wednesday that train drivers had accepted a deal.it means there will be a second safety-trained person on every doo train, except in exceptional circumstances, gives drivers a five-year pay deal worth 28.5%, and confirms the terms and conditions under






top world of warcraft guild boots raider over sabotage scandal


in world of warcraft, major guilds race to pull off world firsts in new raids. it’s serious business. there are, however, limits. one member o uild called method thought it would be cool to sabotage another top guild’s efforts. it was not.advertisement jadelolz, a member of method, hatched a plan to prevent a rival top guild, serenity, from running wow’s newest, toughest challenge: the nighthold raid on mythic difficulty. according to pcgamesn, jadelolz and a friend named isabellab invited a main raider from serenity into a group. then they entered the raid to with serenity’s raid id, aka the thing that tracks your progress across multiple attempts. when serenity charged in, swords and staves aloft in pursuit of the holy grail that is making a boss fall down before other people do, they go