Passengers face second day of strike
TRAIN passengers between Peterborough and Spalding face disruption today due to the second day of strikes by East Midlands Trains drivers.
The ASLEF industrial action over pensions will affect the Peterborough to Spalding route, with ticket holders told they must get the Stagecoach 37 service to reach the town.
However, tickets bought for the train in advance will still be accepted on the bus, while those tickets can also be used on an East Midlands Trains service tomorrow instead.
Train drivers belonging to the ASLEF union have voted in favour of taking six days of strike action. Action is also planned to take place on May 8, 10, 15 and 17, following strike action today and on Tuesday.
Ian Smith, operations director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We delivered a good service for our passengers on May 1 despite the action and managed to run even more services than we had previously advertised.
“We are committed to providing at least the same level of service on the second day of industrial action.”