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Rail StrikesDetailSaturday’s rail strike: How bad will services be across Great Britain? Find out which services are affected and what timetables can be predicted The most disruptive strike of the year will still see only 11% of services running and no direct trains from London to many cities. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Only 11% of services run and there are no direct trains from London to many cities. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Gwyn Topham Transport [email protected] 1 October 2022 06.01 BST Last modified 1 October 2022 14.31 BST Train services across Great Britain will be severely disrupted from H24 until Saturday. Will it affect commuters? This is the most disruptive train strike of the year. Only 11% of services run and there are no direct trains from London to many cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle, Brighton and Norwich. What was the strike about? Finally, get paid: Many railway staff have not had a pay rise for three years, have continued to run services during the pandemic and now inflation is rapidly reducing their wages. However, a significant decline in rail passenger revenue is said to limit increases to train operators contracted by the government, while Network Rail also says it must pay for the increase through workplace “modernisation”. Why is it so disruptive this time? It is the first time several unions have taken action together on the same day – in particular, train drivers in the Aslef union and Network Rail signallers in the RMT union, who are vital to keeping services running. Members of TSSA and Unite unions are also on strike. Although the rail industry says thousands of backup staff will work, it won’t replace drivers or all signalmen. What services are affected? Aslef drivers services in many companies in dispute, which of them actually. There are no trains at all. Avanti operates on West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, London Overground, Northern, South Eastern and West Midlands Railways. Some services are run by the remaining operators where Aslef has called for strike action: Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, LNER and Transpennine Express. Beyond those firms, the signallers’ strike will mainly affect smaller lines – wiping out rail transport across rural England, Scotland and Wales outside the Cardiff area. So what will run and people can travel? Saturday will have a very limited schedule, with few trains per hour, between 7am and 7pm, on services where train drivers are not on strike. Network Rail has advised passengers who still want to travel to do so only if absolutely necessary and will also have limited advertised service disruptions. Passengers should check National Rail inquiries or train operator websites for updates, especially for last train departure times. .What if I already have a ticket? They can travel up to and including Tuesday 4 October. Season ticket holders should seek compensation through the Delay Repay Scheme. What about the rest of the week? Services will also be disrupted on Sunday morning due to the after-effects of the strike, with a later start. More strikes on the way: Aslef drivers will hold another 24-hour strike this Wednesday 5 October, while RMT members will walk out next Saturday, 8 October.

Train services across Great Britain were severely disrupted on Saturday due to the latest 24-hour strike by rail …

Rail StrikesDetailSaturday’s rail strike: How bad will services be across Great Britain? Find out which services are affected and what timetables can be predicted The most disruptive strike of the year will still see only 11% of services running and no direct trains from London to many cities. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Only 11% of services run and there are no direct trains from London to many cities. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Gwyn Topham Transport [email protected] 1 October 2022 06.01 BST Last modified 1 October 2022 14.31 BST Train services across Great Britain will be severely disrupted from H24 until Saturday. Will it affect commuters? This is the most disruptive train strike of the year. Only 11% of services run and there are no direct trains from London to many cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle, Brighton and Norwich. What was the strike about? Finally, get paid: Many railway staff have not had a pay rise for three years, have continued to run services during the pandemic and now inflation is rapidly reducing their wages. However, a significant decline in rail passenger revenue is said to limit increases to train operators contracted by the government, while Network Rail also says it must pay for the increase through workplace “modernisation”. Why is it so disruptive this time? It is the first time several unions have taken action together on the same day – in particular, train drivers in the Aslef union and Network Rail signallers in the RMT union, who are vital to keeping services running. Members of TSSA and Unite unions are also on strike. Although the rail industry says thousands of backup staff will work, it won’t replace drivers or all signalmen. What services are affected? Aslef drivers services in many companies in dispute, which of them actually. There are no trains at all. Avanti operates on West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, London Overground, Northern, South Eastern and West Midlands Railways. Some services are run by the remaining operators where Aslef has called for strike action: Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, LNER and Transpennine Express. Beyond those firms, the signallers’ strike will mainly affect smaller lines – wiping out rail transport across rural England, Scotland and Wales outside the Cardiff area. So what will run and people can travel? Saturday will have a very limited schedule, with few trains per hour, between 7am and 7pm, on services where train drivers are not on strike. Network Rail has advised passengers who still want to travel to do so only if absolutely necessary and will also have limited advertised service disruptions. Passengers should check National Rail inquiries or train operator websites for updates, especially for last train departure times. .What if I already have a ticket? They can travel up to and including Tuesday 4 October. Season ticket holders should seek compensation through the Delay Repay Scheme. What about the rest of the week? Services will also be disrupted on Sunday morning due to the after-effects of the strike, with a later start. More strikes on the way: Aslef drivers will hold another 24-hour strike this Wednesday 5 October, while RMT members will walk out next Saturday, 8 October. Read More »

Elon Musk’s messages from Elon Musk and the Twitter boss show how the couple fell out, with texts revealed to a US court before the Tesla CEO tweeted: ‘Is Twitter dying?’ Elon Musk (left) and Parag Agarwal chat weeks before the Tesla boss’s bid to buy Twitter. Composite: Elon Musk (left) and Parag Agarwal chat weeks ahead of the Tesla boss’ bid to buy Twitter. Composite: GettyMiranda BryantSat 1 Oct 2022 12.54 BSTLast edited Sat 1 Oct 2022 14.24 BST Newly published messages between Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal show that their relationship has blossomed dramatically before. “Is Twitter Dying?” A series of text messages revealed in a Delaware court filing suggest the two men had a brief bond, including their love of engineering, after Agarwal became intimate with Musk weeks before. Revealed his offer to buy Twitter. Communications provide insight into the careful discussions taking place in private. At that time, the billionaire invested in shares in the social media company and suggested ideas for its development – or proposed to start his own social network. He also has to complete a $44bn purchase of the social media company he agreed to. Musk is scheduled to testify early next week. “Hey Elon – great to connect directly. Would love to chat,” Agarwal wrote on March 27, the BBC reported. Filings show Musk liked the message and they arranged to meet at 8 p.m. A few days later, on March 31, they flew to San Jose as the deal gained momentum. met for dinner nearby. A message to Musk from Twitter board chair Brett Taylor told Musk the proposed location was at an Airbnb near the airport, which he said was home to tractors and donkeys, “the weirdest place I’ve had a meeting lately.” Later, Agarwal said the dinner was “for multiple reasons.” Memorable,” he said, adding that he “really enjoyed it.” When, a few days later, it was announced that Musk would be joining the board, Agarwal said he was “super excited.” In a text conversation, the Associated Press reported, Musk wrote: “I love our conversations!” The Tesla CEO joining the board has become public, including podcaster Joe Rogan Musk received messages from the giants, asking if he would “free Twitter from the censorship happy mob.” Musk replied: “I advise, they may or may not. Choose to follow.” On April 5, Twitter’s former chief executive, Jack Dorsey, described Agarwal as Musk as a “fantastic engineer” but called the company’s board “terrible”. Two days later, Agarwal and Musk laid out their plans. work relationship. “I’ve written heavy-duty software for 20 years,” Musk wrote. “I interface much better with engineers who can do hardcore programming than program manager/MBA types.” Aggarwal responded: “In our next convo – consider me an engineer, not a CEO, and we’ll see where we get.” Sign up for the first edition.

Newly published messages between Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal suggest their relationship appeared to blossom before …

Elon Musk’s messages from Elon Musk and the Twitter boss show how the couple fell out, with texts revealed to a US court before the Tesla CEO tweeted: ‘Is Twitter dying?’ Elon Musk (left) and Parag Agarwal chat weeks before the Tesla boss’s bid to buy Twitter. Composite: Elon Musk (left) and Parag Agarwal chat weeks ahead of the Tesla boss’ bid to buy Twitter. Composite: GettyMiranda BryantSat 1 Oct 2022 12.54 BSTLast edited Sat 1 Oct 2022 14.24 BST Newly published messages between Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal show that their relationship has blossomed dramatically before. “Is Twitter Dying?” A series of text messages revealed in a Delaware court filing suggest the two men had a brief bond, including their love of engineering, after Agarwal became intimate with Musk weeks before. Revealed his offer to buy Twitter. Communications provide insight into the careful discussions taking place in private. At that time, the billionaire invested in shares in the social media company and suggested ideas for its development – or proposed to start his own social network. He also has to complete a $44bn purchase of the social media company he agreed to. Musk is scheduled to testify early next week. “Hey Elon – great to connect directly. Would love to chat,” Agarwal wrote on March 27, the BBC reported. Filings show Musk liked the message and they arranged to meet at 8 p.m. A few days later, on March 31, they flew to San Jose as the deal gained momentum. met for dinner nearby. A message to Musk from Twitter board chair Brett Taylor told Musk the proposed location was at an Airbnb near the airport, which he said was home to tractors and donkeys, “the weirdest place I’ve had a meeting lately.” Later, Agarwal said the dinner was “for multiple reasons.” Memorable,” he said, adding that he “really enjoyed it.” When, a few days later, it was announced that Musk would be joining the board, Agarwal said he was “super excited.” In a text conversation, the Associated Press reported, Musk wrote: “I love our conversations!” The Tesla CEO joining the board has become public, including podcaster Joe Rogan Musk received messages from the giants, asking if he would “free Twitter from the censorship happy mob.” Musk replied: “I advise, they may or may not. Choose to follow.” On April 5, Twitter’s former chief executive, Jack Dorsey, described Agarwal as Musk as a “fantastic engineer” but called the company’s board “terrible”. Two days later, Agarwal and Musk laid out their plans. work relationship. “I’ve written heavy-duty software for 20 years,” Musk wrote. “I interface much better with engineers who can do hardcore programming than program manager/MBA types.” Aggarwal responded: “In our next convo – consider me an engineer, not a CEO, and we’ll see where we get.” Sign up for the first edition. Read More »

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