Thursday 18 August 2022

 

< back | business | images | knowledge | library | rail unveiled | home


archive


::: Test message -_— £ $ ‘’



Railhub Archive
2015-05-21 DfT-002
Department for Transport

0

Transport Secretary welcomes suspension of rail strikes


keywords: click to search



Phrases in [single square brackets] are hyperlinks in the original document

Phrases in [[double square brackets]] are editorial additions or corrections

Phrases in [[[triple square brackets]]] indicate embedded images or graphics in the original document. (These are not usually archived unless they contain significant additional information.)


Department for Transport

Transport Secretary welcomes suspension of rail strikes
_______________________________________________________________


date
21 May 2015
source Department for Transport
type Press release



Extensive disruption to the rail network over the bank holiday and the return to work on Tuesday has been averted.

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has welcomed the news that the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) unions have suspended their strike action scheduled to begin on bank holiday Monday.

Patrick McLoughlin said:

"I am very pleased that the unions have made a decision to suspend their planned action.

"Passengers right across the country will welcome this news and the knowledge that the extensive disruption threatening the bank holiday and the return to work on Tuesday has been averted.

"The government has been working closely with transport operators, Highways England and local government on preparations to help manage the impact a national rail strike would have had on the network. We all welcome this news."

Network Rail will now also be able to move ahead with its planned improvement works over the bank holiday weekend. The works costing in excess of £10 million are an essential part of the £38 billion investment Network Rail is delivering across the network between 2014 and 2019.

Rail media enquiries
Press enquiries
020 7944 4671
Out of hours
020 7944 4292
Public enquiries
0300 330 3000


Railhub Archive ::: 2015-05-21 DfT-002





Thursday
18




Not logged on
Visitor










20 stories