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Virgin Trains East Coast strike is suspended

Virgin Trains East Coast. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire/PA Images

A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union had been due to walk out on Friday and Saturday in a dispute over the role of guards and other issues.

Virgin had said it would have run a normal service if the strike had gone ahead.

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Tyne and Wear Metro back in public ownership

The moment the Metro operations was officially handed back to Nexus at 2am on Saturday 1st of April. Credit: Nexus press office

This is the moment the Metro operations was officially handed back to Nexus at 2am on Saturday 1st of April.

Nexus Managing Director was handed back the keys by DB Regio MD David Gibson in the Metro Control Room.

DB Regio's contract to run Metro on behalf of Nexus has now ended.

Nexus, the public body, will now manage operations for the next two years and say they plan to make improvements to train reliability and customer service.

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