Pas­sen­gers face sec­ond day of strike

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

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.”

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