Arriva Rail North strike to go-ahead

The proposed strike of Arriva North Trains will go ahead on Friday.
The proposed strike of Arriva North Trains will go ahead on Friday.

Commuters are urged to check train times as a 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead tomorrow after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards.

Click here to check the timetable of trains that will be running on the Leeds - Harrogate - York line.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out for the third time in a row over staffing for new trains due to come into service in 2020.

The union said it was “angry and frustrated” that the company had rejected a proposal to invite Transport Department officials to join three-way talks in an attempt to reach a solution.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “The sheer intransigence of Arriva Rail North means that the action this Friday goes ahead as planned.”

Mr Cash added: “The responsibility for the inevitable disruption lies wholly with the company.”