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Two workers at the company which supplies train operators such as LNER have been called to disciplinary hearings days after The Scotsman revealed the caterer had told staff to make up symptoms to ensure they got Covid tests.
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A union has attacked catering company Rail Gourmet for instructing staff to tell lies to ensure they got Covid tests.
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Scotland-London operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) today vowed to significantly increase its female train drivers by more than doubling applications from women within four years.
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Twenty years on, the Selby rail crash remains the UK's worst rail disaster of the 21st Century.
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LNER, together with Network Rail and Freightliner, is hosting a virtual memorial to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Great Heck train crash. This will be held from 10am on Sunday 28 February 2021.
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The makers of LNERs new fleet of Azuma trains admitted today their horns could be blocked by a very heavy snowfall.
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Railway artist Kevin Parrish has created two stunning paintings of famous locomotives arriving in Leamington to mark the centenary of the formation of the famous 'Big Four' private rail companies and to pay tribute to the friends group which supports the town's station.
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is sharing an online cooking class ahead of Burns Night on Monday (25 January) to help people create their own dish of traditional haggis, neeps and tatties.
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Rail operator LNER have reported that their services are affected due to flooding between Darlington and York.
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A train company has delivered a giant teddy bear to a toddler in Scotland on behalf family who were unable to visit her this festive period.
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LNER has confirmed that its complete fleet of IC225 push-pull trainsets formed from a Class 91 locomotive and MkIV coaches will be taken out of service temporarily.
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The Drumochter Pass features as well as The Mallard at York and Flying Scotsman at Darlington.
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London North Eastern Railway has boosted its army of cleaners as trains and stations are expected to get busier in the run-up to Christmas.

An extra 35 people have been recruited into the cleaning team, further enhancing LNERs increased levels of cleaning in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The new recruits take the total number of cleaning staff to 336, the highest number to date. LNER and its cleaning partner, Atalian Servest, is also introducing a new uniform for cleaning staff.
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To celebrate St Andrew's Day, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has released a new design of face mask, this one featuring a unique hand-illustrated stag to celebrate St Andrews Day. The new design is the sixth addition to the already popular collection of a regionally inspired facemasks, all of which have been artistically crafted to ...
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Brits are ready to swap their holidays abroad for staycations in places such as Edinburgh as the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the nations eco-conscience.

That is according to findings by train company LNER who say people in the UK are shunning overseas trips and air travel to become more sustainable.
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The Man Who Pays His Way: Why squander public cash and burn fossil fuel sending a 100-ton ghost train more than 200 miles?
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LNER Class 91s to be overhauled to keep them in traffic until 2023.
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LNER will add an extra 1,600 seats a week to its trains from next week. The increase, which comes into effect on Monday September 7, will see 10 trains added to the timetable between Scotland and England, connecting Newcastle, Durham, Berwick, Alnmouth and Darlington to York, London, Edinburgh and northern Scotland.
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The Covid-secure service, called Let's Eat - At Your Seat, will allow LNER customers to order refreshments without having to visit an onboard shop.
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Passengers have accused LNER of putting them at risk by failing to check everyone on its trains is wearing face coverings and physically distanced.
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LNER have issued a 'do not travel' warning while CrossCountry are running no services north of Edinburgh.

Those travelling to Glasgow from the south using Avanti West Coast will be forced to deal with a reduced hourly service, however most ScotRail trains are operating normally with some delays.

ScotRail said the routes most likely to affected by the weather include Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, Glasgow to Fort William, Oban and Mallaig, and Kilwinning to Largs and Ardrossan.

Services will be suspended on the West Highland Line from early afternoon until noon on Monday.

Those travelling to Largs or Ardrossan should expect disruption around high tide, at midday, with the storm potentially meaning trains will be unable to run.

Trains going between Edinburgh and Helensburgh Central will terminate at start back from Dumbarton Central with a shuttle bus operating between Dumbarton and Helensburgh in both directions.
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LNER is considering changes to its brand-new Azuma trains after their bike storage compartments were condemned as downright dangerous.
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