London Charing Cross station

Brits seek a sporting chance as strikes enter a second season

The latest wave of strikes commenced on 31 May. Network Rail

It has become a way of life for the weary would-be travellers on Britain’s railways. Despite making the headlines all week, there is a diminishing impact on daily life, as rail strikes are factored in to travel plans on a routine basis. In England, which is most affected, the traveling public is becoming hardened to the disruptions caused by the industrial action. However, major spectator sporting events, including the FA Cup Final, the Epsom Derby, and an international cricket match at Lords, were adversely affected in the latest round of action, causing inconvenience for sports fans and weakening public support for the unions.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

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London Charing Cross station

Brits seek a sporting chance as strikes enter a second season

The latest wave of strikes commenced on 31 May. Network Rail

It has become a way of life for the weary would-be travellers on Britain’s railways. Despite making the headlines all week, there is a diminishing impact on daily life, as rail strikes are factored in to travel plans on a routine basis. In England, which is most affected, the traveling public is becoming hardened to the disruptions caused by the industrial action. However, major spectator sporting events, including the FA Cup Final, the Epsom Derby, and an international cricket match at Lords, were adversely affected in the latest round of action, causing inconvenience for sports fans and weakening public support for the unions.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

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