UK train strikes: Passengers face disruption from fresh action as they return to work

Rail passengers faced fresh strike disruption on Tuesday 3 January as many attempted to return to work following the Christmas break.

Around half of Britain’s railway lines are closed and only a fifth of services are running as thousands of workers at Network Rail and train operators stage two 48-hour walkouts starting on Tuesday and Friday.

Picket lines have been mounted outside railway stations across the country in a repeat of what became a familiar sight last year.

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