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.
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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.”