Rail staff walk out again in safety row
RAIL services on two operators were disrupted yesterday because of a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Arriva Rail North (Northern) and South Western Railway (SWR) and walked out for 24 hours.
Hundreds of services were cancelled and buses replaced trains on some routes.
The Northern strike went ahead even though the two sides have agreed to meet for talks next week at the conciliation service Acas.
The RMT said its members mounted picket lines outside stations and were solidly supporting the action.
General secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains.”