Northern rail plan to remove train guards faces statutory opposition
Amid strike action TfN urges Northern back to negotiations over driver-only operations
Northern rail’s attempts to remove guards from trains in the north of England have been dealt a blow after the statutory body that plans transport in the region publicly opposed the plans.
Transport for the North (TfN), which plans and prioritises long-term infrastructure investment in the north, asked Northern Rail to return to the negotiating table with the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT). The union has called strike action for 19 consecutive Saturdays, significantly disrupting rail travel across the north of England in the key Christmas period.
Source: Guardian Transport