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Latest updates from the rail industry on Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Citizens are heading to voting stations all over the United Kingdom for a general election, with predictions pointing towards the likelihood of a Labour government being elected for the first time in 14 years.

A post on The Guardian website states that voting locations in 650 areas in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland started operating at 7am on Thursday. The counting process will start right after that, and the outcomes will be revealed in the wee hours of Friday.

Penning his thoughts as the polling stations began operating, Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party, expressed his message: "Transformation. Today, you have the opportunity to support it." Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, shared a sequence of posts on the social media platform encouraging voters to prevent the Labour Party from obtaining a supermajority.

The Liberal Democrats shared on Twitter: "This election is our opportunity to bring about the necessary change our country is in need of." The Scottish National Party posted: "Vote SNP to achieve independence, re-enter the EU, remove the two-child benefit limit, support a fair transition, and uphold free education."

Fast 4G and 5G mobile service is now offered to passengers on the Elizabeth line as they journey through central London.

After ensuring that all Elizabeth line stations had mobile service earlier this year, Transport for London (TfL) and Boldyn Networks, TfL's partner for providing connectivity, have now extended coverage to the tunnels from the Royal Oak portal to the west of Paddington to Liverpool Street station. This means that passengers can now stay connected while traveling between these stations, covering a distance of approximately five miles.

More parts of the Elizabeth line that are built underground towards Whitechapel will be linked in the next few weeks. By the end of summer, the entire line will have cell phone coverage.

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A historical train line in Derbyshire is in need of immediate repairs to safeguard some of its valuable items.

A report on the BBC website states that the main display hall at Midland Railway – Butterley is currently shut to visitors and urgently requires repairs to the roof and gutters, according to the management.

Heavy rainfall has been seeping into the Matthew Kirtley Building, resulting in significant destruction to the building and the vehicles stored inside.

The popular tourist spot close to Ripley is asking for donations totaling £40,000 in order to fix the building and welcome visitors back.

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has revealed that Lord Peter Hendy, the Chairman of Network Rail, has been chosen as a main speaker for the RIA Annual Conference 2024. The event is set to take place on November 6-7 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London Tower Bridge. Lord Hendy will be delivering a speech during the dinner on the first day of the conference, November 6.

This year, the RIA Annual Conference's main focus is on the theme 'Starting anew in rail?', and after the recent General Election, it is expected to discuss the most important topics currently affecting the railway sector.

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