How will you avoid the worst of the rail crisis?
How will the rail industry cope with the worst train strikes in its history?
| A train is seen on the platform of the St Pancras line at the Kings Cross station in London, Britain, January 13, 2021.
The government has promised to spend up to £200 million on an unprecedented rail safety upgrade, as well as an investment of £500 million in rail tunnels, which could allow trains to run on a much smoother track.
But the plans are not without its critics, who say they will put the railways under even more pressure.
On the front line, trains are set to run between 10am and 3pm on Monday, after a two-day strike which left more than 1,000 workers without their jobs.
Train services were suspended on Monday morning after a collision between a car carrying workers from the North East of England and a truck on the line, causing major damage.
After a series of delays, some trains were finally allowed to resume service on Monday afternoon.
“It is absolutely extraordinary, and it is absolutely frightening that it has happened,” said Transport for London’s chief operating officer, David Burt, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live.
The first day of the strike, which began at 6am, saw the strike affecting nearly 1,100 people. “
We are going to look at how we do this better, we are going the right way.”
The first day of the strike, which began at 6am, saw the strike affecting nearly 1,100 people.
Transport for London said it was working to get some of the most vulnerable members of staff off the line as soon as possible, including those who are elderly or disabled.
A total of 1,094 rail workers have been suspended in the strike.
More than 5,000 train operators are affected by the strike and more than 10,000 people have been put on the strike list.
Travellers will be asked to avoid all the main train stations for at least the next few weeks as work on the new railway tunnels is suspended until Monday.
While the strikes have not stopped trains from running, many people will be on the move on Monday.