Boxing Day journey: Trains NOT operating on day of gross sales and footie matches

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Virgin trains

CHRISTMAS COMMUTE: Most providers resume on December 27 (Pic: DS)

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Community Rail is engaged on 330 tasks over the Christmas and New 12 months interval.

Practice corporations affected by engineering works as we speak embrace: Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, c2c, Nice Western Railway, Gatwick Specific, Larger Anglia, Heathrow Specific, London Northwestern Railway, Northern, Southern, Stansted Specific, TfL Rail, and Thameslink.

Companies will resume on December 27.

Megabus and Nationwide Specific coaches are nonetheless operating as we speak — although some journeys are already offered out.

TfL

NO SERVICE: TfL confirmed there isn’t a overground service (Pic: TWITTER)

“Sadly below the Tories, followers now face a a lot much less welcome custom: a Tory prepare shutdown on Boxing Day”

Andy McDonald

The festive interval is usually put aside for rail upgrades; with many individuals off work it’s the quietest time of the 12 months.

However Andy McDonald, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary stated: “Boxing Day soccer is as historically festive as turkey and cranberry sauce.

“Sadly below the , followers now face a a lot much less welcome custom: a Tory prepare shutdown on Boxing Day.”

However only a decade earlier than, Tories hit with the identical barb when their celebration was in opposition.

Former Tory Shadow Transport Secretary Stephen Hammond stated rail closures have been “condemning sports activities followers to distress on our clogged up motorways” again in 2009.

National Rail

WORKS: Railway strains are being upgraded across the UK (Pic: TWITTER)

In London, some tube strains are operating however they began later within the morning than regular.

The District Line is partly closed between Earls Courtroom and Kensington Olympia.

London Overground, TfL rail, and Waterloo & Metropolis strains are closed.

The Bakerloo Line is operating a particular service on account of strikes and TfL warned Elephant & Fort, Lambeth North, Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus stations might shut at brief discover.

Chris Grayling

UNDER FIRE: Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and the Tories have been criticised for value hikes (Pic: GETTY)

All different strains are operating a standard service.

Christmas cheer may very well be changed with January Blues for a lot of commuters, with rail fares rising by a median of three.1% based on Nationwide Rail.

It may add as a lot as £100 to annual seasonal passes.

Labour chief described the rise in regulated fares as “an insult to everybody who has suffered from the chaos on Britain’s railways”.



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