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Industry celebrates its achievements on Railway Day

As part of Railway Day, an annual Twitter celebration of the rail industry’s achievements set up by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), the efforts of all those working on the UK railways, from passenger and freight services to those keeping the network running, have been praised.

In particular, the RDG is using Railway Day this year to celebrate the “role of railway staff in keeping Britain moving, today and every day” - with special praise for their efforts through the pandemic.

Although passenger services reduced across the country during the pandemic, the rail industry continued to operate and even accelerated works on a number of key projects around the network, taking advantage of the quieter railways.

On Twitter, Transport Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said: “Our railways kept going throughout the pandemic due to the heroic efforts of our railway family.

“This Railway Day, join me and show our appreciation for all rail staff across the UK.”

And part of the mindset behind the RDG’s social media-based Railway Day is to celebrate every kind of staff member keeping the railways running, from those driving trains full of passengers or cargo to ticket office staff, control room operators and track maintenance engineers.

Railway Day is typically held in April each year, serving as a partner activity to Stations Day, which is usually held in mid-October. Join in using the #RailwayFamily.



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