Christmas train tickets selling out leaving families stranded over festive period

On top of this, trains, flights and coaches will all be running at reduced capacities due to ongoing social distancing measures.  Tickets have nearly sold out across some long-distance routes.

On booking website Trainline, at the time of publication, tickets from London to Newcastle were already incredibly limited for Dec 23, with only a few seats remaining on most journeys.

Tickets were close to selling out for many journeys from  London to Edinburgh on the same date, as were tickets for trips from London to Cardiff, particularly in first-class carriages.

As usual, there will be no trains running on Christmas Day itself, and a very limited number of services running on Boxing Day. 

The Government has appointed Sir Peter Hendy, the chairman of Network Rail, to examine whether transport links across the country will be fit for purpose over Christmas.  

He has been given the power to force train operators

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Denver Public Schools Changes Work-From-Home Accommodation Rules, Some Teachers Consider Leaving District

DENVER (CBS4) – A policy change announced the Friday before Thanksgiving break has some teachers in Denver Public Schools considering taking a leave of absence, saying the change forces them to choose between their jobs or the safety of their families.

This summer, the district offered special accommodations for teachers with at-risk family members to be able to work remotely. Teachers understood those accommodations would last until the end of the pandemic.

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However, in an internal email to staff on Friday, November 20, the district wrote, “given DPS’ operational need for more in-person work, we will not be able to offer fully remote work to employees with at-risk household members.”


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The email went on to say existing remote accommodations for staff members with at-risk family members will last until Dec. 31.

“That feels like you are devaluing the lives of my

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