Rail strike in Gedling: No trains in borough as second day of action takes place

East Midlands Railway say only a select number of trains from Nottingham will be operational during the strike action next week

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Today is the second of three days of industrial action, with all of Gedling borough’s branch line out of action. The borough is still reeling from Tuesday’s strike which was said to be the most widespread industrial action of the century, hitting 80 per cent of services nationwide.

Union officials will today be joining picket lines again at Nottingham Railway Station. On Tuesday the Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) spokesman said: “There has been overwhelming response and support from members and the General public. The last dispute I can remember here in the South West was 1998.”

The third day of action is planned for Saturday, June 25.

In Gedling borough services will not be running today.

A limited number of regional services will operate during the strikes and these are as follows:

  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One Train per Hour between Derby and Nottingham
  • One Train per Hour between Leicester and Nottingham (Stopping Service)
  • One Train per Hour between Nottingham and Sheffield.
  • All other lines of route will be closed and Rail Replacement Bus (RRB) services will not be provided.
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This means trains that would normally operate from Carlton, Burton Joyce and Netherfield will be affected.

National Rail advises planning ahead and using its journey planner which you can use here before travelling.

A spokesman for East Midlands Railway said: “The RMT union has confirmed its members will be taking strike action on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June 2022.

“As a result, we will be operating a significantly reduced service on these dates. We ask customers to only travel by rail if necessary. If you do decide to travel, plan ahead and leave extra time for disruption and short notice changes.

“This includes the days between strikes as we will be running a reduced level of service and expect some disruption to the advertised service levels, particularly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.”

More than 40,000 staff at Network Rail and 13 train operators have walked out in a dispute over pay and redundancies.

Network Rail said it wants to cut between 1,500 and 2,000 frontline jobs in a bid to reduce costs, improve safety and boost productivity.

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Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive said: “Talks have not progressed as far as I had hoped and so we must prepare for a needless national rail strike and the damaging impact it will have”.

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