3 further days of strike action on Merseyrail network over driver only operated trains

3 further days of strike action on Merseyrail network over driver only operated trains

One of the new driver only operated trains ordered by Merseytravel that has led to the strikes

3 further days of strike action on Merseyrail network over driver only operated trains

                                       

One of the new driver only operated trains ordered by Merseytravel that has led to the strikes
One of the new driver only operated trains ordered by Merseytravel that has led to the strikes

Talks between the RMT union, LCRCA Mayor Steve Rotheram, Cllr Liam Robinson and Frank Rogers have not averted three days of strike action on the Merseyrail network planned for Friday 1st September, Sunday 3rd September and Monday 4th September.

The dispute is about the introduction of trains in 2020 which will be operated solely by a driver rather than a driver and a guard.

Trains will not be running between Hooton and Ellesmere Port on the three strike days.

Details of the reduced service running to a strike timetable are on Merseyrail’s website. There will be a period of a few hours during the middle of the day when no trains on the Merseyrail network will run.

Merseyrail trains on the following routes that usually stop at stations on the Wirral will not be stopping at the following stations.

New Brighton to Liverpool & Liverpool to New Brighton

Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central

West Kirby to Liverpool & Liverpool to West Kirby

Bidston*, Manor Road, Birkenhead Park, Conway Park, Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central

*Arriva Trains Wales trains on the Bidston-Wrexham line will still be stopping at Bidston on strike days.

Chester to Liverpool & Liverpool to Chester

Bache, Bromborough Rake, Capenhurst, Chester, Eastham Rake, Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central

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Author: John Brace

New media journalist from Birkenhead, England who writes about Wirral Council. Published and promoted by John Brace, 134 Boundary Road, Bidston, CH43 7PH. Printed by UK Webhosting Ltd t/a Tsohost, 113-114 Buckingham Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, England, SL1 4PF.

12 thoughts on “3 further days of strike action on Merseyrail network over driver only operated trains”

    1. Merseytravel signed the contract for the new trains.
      The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority agreed to Merseytravel signing the contract for the new trains.
      Merseyrail employs the driver and guards.

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    I am back for another year of pointing out that “Philly Liar” is a LIAR until he DOES THE RIGHT THING by Wirral “Funny” Bizz whistleblowers.

    In their ex rubbish propaganda sheet

    Birkenhead MP Frank Field takes a swipe at ‘toe-rags dragging our town (HALL) through the gutter’

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Ooroo

    James

    Good luck with that Frankie whilst Davies Davies Jones
    Jones Armstrong Williamson Doughty Abbott

    All pure crass, dross and spite. Sorry can’t spell.

    Good riddens to Turgid Sewer.

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