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Train reliability across Britain reached the worst level on record in recent weeks, with Avanti West Coast cancelling the equivalent of about one in five services.
Train operators have been ordered by a regulator to stop misusing a process which removes services from schedules without them being classed as cancelled.
Train operating companies have made a “best and final offer” to the biggest rail workers union in a bid to break the deadlocked dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.
Train drivers are to stage fresh strikes in early February after a pay offer has been rejected.
HS2 minister Huw Merriman hailed the “extraordinary feat of engineering and architecture” as he inspected construction of what will be the UK’s longest railway bridge.
Major disruption is expected after a main railway line collapsed in a “huge” landslip which left one track hanging in mid-air.
Complaints about train operators Avanti West Coast and TransPennine Express soared as performance deteriorated, new figures have shown.
Talks aimed at resolving the rail workers dispute will be held on Monday after a week of disruption to services because of strikes.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch has described legislation that will aim to minimise disruption during industrial action as a “symbol” that the Government is “losing the argument”.
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