Transport Focus response to planned industrial action

21 May 2015

Responding to news that the RMT union has announced a strike of Network Rail signallers and maintenance workers, David Sidebottom, passenger director of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said:

“Passengers will be disappointed by news that Network Rail and the RMT have not been able to reach an agreement and strikes have been announced.  This means uncertainty for passengers, so it is crucial that all parties get back around the table and resolve this matter without bringing the railway to a standstill.

“It is passengers who suffer most in the event of strikes. Passengers will need plenty of advance information about the strikes and what services will be running to allow them to plan their journeys during this uncertain time.”

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