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Rail union confirms TransPennine Express strike

A rail union has announced that it plans to go ahead with strikes on the TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes and Sheffield.

Credit: Press Association

The RMT have planned to take strike action on the following days:

  • Sunday 7th June 2015
  • Sunday 14th June 2015
  • Sunday 21st June 2015
  • Sunday 28th June 2015

They have also planned to take further industrial action on the following days:

  • Saturday 30th May 2015
  • Saturday 6th June 2015
  • Saturday 13th June 2015
  • Saturday 20th June 2015
  • Saturday 27th June 2015

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Plans for Lincoln transport hub move a step closer

Plans for an ambitious transport hub that would regenerate central Lincoln could soon move a step closer.

City of Lincoln Council’s Executive will be asked tonight to agree the next stages of development that will allow the £29 million Central Lincoln Transport Hub scheme to progress.

Plans for the project were revealed in January this year. The scheme includes the creation of an integrated transport hub, comprising a new fit-for-purpose bus station adjacent to an improved train station, dual-purpose footbridge over the railway connecting St Mary’s Street and Tentercroft Street, and a 1,000 space multi-storey car park.

A new, fit for purpose transport hub is vital to ensure the city’s economic future and this is a hugely important project for the people of Lincoln, in addition to visitors and businesses as well. It’s therefore essential we do everything within our power to progress this much-needed project, which will ensure the vitality of our city centre. An integrated transport interchange in the heart of the city to serve residents, businesses and visitors, achieving the growth the city needs.

– Cllr Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the city council

Out of Africa

The Armley Mills Industrial Museum in Leeds has teamed up with the Friends of Sierra Leone National Railway Museum to celebrate the 100th birthday of Nellie the Engine - the Central African country's oldest surviving locomotive, which was actually built in Leeds. Gaynor Barnes reports.

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