Irish rail strike to hit cross-border services

Tens of thousands of rail passengers will again face disruption on Tuesday as staff at the State-owned transport company stage a second 24-hour strike as part of a campaign for a pay increase. File

Aslef, the drivers' union, confirmed its members had voted 4-1 to end its industrial action. "The travelling public will not thank them for another round of disruptive and unnecessary strike action".

Unions had sought annual pay increases of about 3.75 per cent - similar to the rises secured by workers at Dublin Bus and Luas after strikes a year ago. This is because we know that a second member of staff provides assurance to our passengers and ensures we have capable colleagues on board to deliver assistance or offer advice during journeys.

Billed as the "biggest disruption to passengers in decades" due to the number of operators affected, hundreds of services will be cancelled, replacement buses will be laid on and services that do run will be busier than normal.

Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef said: 'Our members on Southern, after careful consideration, and long and hard negotiations, have voted to accept this resolution to our industrial dispute with the company.

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'The independent rail regulator has said driver-controlled trains, which have been used in this country for more than 30 years, are safe'.

Many passengers took to Twitter to vent their anger at the industrial action and disruption it was causing to their travel arrangements after many services were axed, while those that did operate encountered lengthy delays.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "This shoddy deal, sponsored by Theresa May and Chris Grayling, extends and institutionalises discrimination against disabled and older people". No trains are running on the lines west of Poole and Yeovil Junction, nor on the Isle of Wight.

Merseyrail: Most services will run between 7am and 7pm, but there will be a break in service during the middle of the day, and some stations will be closed.

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The letter said: "I remain concerned that in the event of a train evacuation, derailment or incapacitated driver, the absence of a guard to assist could leave passengers at risk".

Tens of thousands of commuters and transport users faced morning and evening chaos on the roads on Tuesday as Irish Rail staff held a second day of walk-outs.

"Similarly, anti-social behavior on trains could increase with the presence of a guard", he added.

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