Rail strikes begin on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern networks

Rail strikes begin on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern networks

Industrial action on three networks over role of train guards leads to deserted stations, empty trains and heavy traffic

Deserted stations, empty trains and heavy traffic marked the beginning of a 24-hour rail strike over the role of train guards on Monday morning.

The Southern franchise has been hit by a series of strikes in recent months, but Monday’s industrial action also involves the Merseyrail and Northern networks.

Seems like @Merseyrail have underestimated resolve of #rmt workers. Others haven’t. Very few passengers turning up here.

@northernassist It was easier to get into work today with industrial action, limited service but empty! pic.twitter.com/wSvtB0Nqu7

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Source: Guardian Transport

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