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Amid the chaos on the railways, Conservative MPs yesterday rejected a vote of no confidence in Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. In an exclusive opinion piece, Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami explains why he voted as he did.

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Bim Afolami Labour Party Govia Thameslink Network Rail United Kingdom London
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A much-loved teacher took his own life after struggling with drug addiction and mental health problems, an inquest has heard.

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British Transport Police Hitchin Boys' School Network Rail Hitchin
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Even Great Northern’s drivers have had enough of the controversial new timetable – that’s if one railwayman’s apology to commuters this morning is anything to go by.

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Bim Afolami Govia Thameslink Network Rail
Monday, June 11, 2018

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami is hosting a meeting with Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail following widespread chaos on the towns railways.

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Bim Afolami Network Rail
Friday, June 8, 2018

Commuters have hailed “a new level of incompetency” after a Great Northern train driver neglected to open the doors for his passengers on arriving in London.

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Bim Afolami Govia Thameslink Network Rail London Hitchin
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for rail passengers, as Govia Thameslink has introduced an interim timetable and have news about when the original May timetable should be running smoothly.

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Oliver Heald Govia Thameslink Network Rail North Herts
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hitchin’s area committee has thrown its weight behind commuters driven to despair by the controversial new Great Northern rail timetable.

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Bim Afolami Liberal Democrat Labour Govia Thameslink Network Rail Hitchin
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hitchin and Harpenden’s Bim Afolami is among MPs from across the political spectrum who have signed a joint letter to the Transport Secretary ahead of talks tonight.

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Bim Afolami Network Rail Hitchin London
Friday, June 1, 2018

The petition to the government to remove the train franchise from Govia Thameslink Railway has passed 10,000 signatures - meaning it will get a response from the government.

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Network Rail United Kingdom
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and Northern have released a joint statement about the chaos on the railways.

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Network Rail
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The leader of Herts County Council has demanded answers from the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway about the rail chaos which has followed the recent timetable change.

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Bim Afolami David Williams Herts County Council Network Rail Herts
Friday, May 25, 2018

A damning motion condemning the ongoing problems with Govia rail services has received all-party support at County Hall.

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Bim Afolami Liberal Democrat Herts County Council Network Rail London
Thursday, April 19, 2018

There are currently delays on the Great Northern line due to signal failure between Hitchin and Cambridge.

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Govia Thameslink Network Rail Cambridge Hitchin
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Network Rail is set to carry out safety improvements at a level crossing in Shepreth next month as part of the company’s railway upgrade plan – and you can find information at a drop-in session later today.

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Network Rail Cambridge London Letchworth
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

There are delays on the railways between Hitchin and Cambridge due to a signalling fault at Hitchin that means a southbound line is blocked.

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Network Rail Cambridge Hitchin
Monday, February 26, 2018

Network Rail is restricting trains operating north of Royston this evening due to a forecast for heavy snow.

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Network Rail Great Northern Cambridge
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A person has died after being hit by a train north of Hitchin railway station.

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Network Rail Hitchin Stevenage Peterborough Cambridge
Friday, February 16, 2018

All lines going through Stevenage railway station are blocked after a person was hit by a train this morning.

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British Transport Police Govia Thameslink Network Rail Peterborough Stevenage
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald MP, shadow rail minister Rachael Maskell MP and Mohammad Yasin, Labour MP for Bedford, paid a visit to Biggleswade railway station on Wednesday to consider the need to improve access and station facilities.

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Alistair Burt Labour Party Network Rail Biggleswade Comet London Biggleswade Town
Friday, February 2, 2018

The Government has put pressure on Network Rail to try to make sure rail replacement bus services between Stevenage and Hertford North only have to be in place for just over two years – 18 months less than has previously been stated.

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Oliver Heald Govia Thameslink Network Rail Peterborough Cambridge London
Sunday, January 28, 2018

So who or what is really responsible for ambitious £50 million plans to move and rebuild Stevenage railway station being shelved – and why are we not getting a fifth platform any time soon to carry trains to Hertford?

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Stephen McPartland Stevenage Borough Council Hertfordshire County Council Network Rail Hertfordshire County Stevenage Borough London
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Most commuters were unimpressed with an average rise in ticket prices of 3.4 per cent when they returned to work on January 2, but Govia Thameslink and Network Rail insist a swathe of upcoming benefits will make it worth your while

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Stephen McPartland Govia Thameslink Facebook Network Rail United Kingdom Stevenage London
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Repairs to a level crossing near Sandy will take two days after a car hit it earlier today.

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British Transport Police Central Beds Council Network Rail Biggleswade Comet Peterborough
Monday, January 15, 2018

Construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

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Care Quality Commission Stevenage's Lister Hospital NHS Lister Hospital Network Rail United Kingdom
Monday, January 15, 2018

Rail services are running at a reduced speed through North Herts after a vehicle struck a bridge near Hitchin railway station.

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Govia Thameslink Network Rail
Friday, January 12, 2018

Overhead wire damage is causing train disruption between Stevenage and London Kings Cross this evening.

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Network Rail St Albans London
Friday, January 12, 2018

There is disruption on the railways between Stevenage and London King’s Cross this morning due to damage to overhead electric wires.

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Network Rail Stevenage London
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A lack of drivers was why Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) passengers suffered the worst performance on the UK’s entire rail network according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.

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Network Rail Great Northern
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trains are delayed through North Hertfordshire this morning after power lines went down because of the high winds overnight and police and fire services are warning motorists to beware of fallen trees.

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Network Rail United Kingdom Cambridge London Letchworth Hitchin
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Labour’s shadow transport secretary met party campaigners at Stevenage railway station this morning to slam rail fare rises – before his train north for more demonstrations broke down.

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