More rail mis­ery as strikes on

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RAIL users in the North West will face more dis­rup­tion to­day with strike ac­tion by North­ern Rail staff.

RMT union work­ers will go out on strike to­day, Thurs­day, and on Satur­day, May 26.

The ac­tion re­lates to a long run­ning dis­pute over plans to in­tro­duce driver-only trains to rail net­works, los­ing the train guard role.

RMT gen­eral sec­re­tary Mick Cash said: “It is a trib­ute to the de­ter­mi­na­tion and pro­fes­sion­al­ism of RMT mem­bers on Ar­riva Rail North that they have re­mained rock solid for over a year now in what is a bat­tle to put pub­lic safety be­fore pri­vate profit.”

On the com­pany’s Twit­ter ac­count, a spokesper­son for North­ern Rail said: “We would like to apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience the ac­tion by the RMT Union will cause.

“If you travel and there is a de­lay of 30 min­utes or more to your jour­ney, you are el­i­gi­ble for De­lay Re­pay com­pen­sa­tion.

“Sea­son ticket cus­tomers who de­cide not to travel can also claim com­pen­sa­tion through the De­lay Re­pay scheme.”

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