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Why Wales has been hit so badly by rail strikes

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A BITTER dispute between a trade union and rail firms is set to bring more disruption to the trains in Wales today, Thursday.

Wales' chief rail operator, however, is not involved in the strikes - but across the nation, nearly all of its trains will be out of service for the day.

This is because Network Rail is one of the companies currently in dispute with the RMT union, which has thousands of members taking industrial action this week over pay and job cut disputes.

Network Rail owns and manages most of the UK's tracks, tunnels, signals and other infrastructure - meaning Transport for Wales is powerless to run trains on the lines while Network Rail staff are on strike.........

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