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2001-06-22 ATO-001


Mass strike action averted by operators

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Mass strike action averted by operators

22 June 2001
source ATOC
type Press release

At least 99% of train services will be operating to their normal timetables on Monday 25 June following successful discussions between 17 train operators and the RMT over the past two days.

c2c, which operates services from London to Southend, is still in discussions with the RMT and the outcome of the meeting will be announced by the operator.

The following operators have settled the dispute and will run a normal service.

Anglia Railways
Arriva Trains Merseyside
Arriva Trains Northern
Central Trains
Chiltern Railways
Connex South Central
Connex South Eastern
First Great Western
First North Western
Hull Trains
South West Trains
Thames Trains
Valley Lines
Virgin Trains
Wales & West Passenger Trains

Silverlink's discussions are on going and a decision is expected imminently. Midland Mainline was granted an injunction from the Leeds Crown court after ballot irregularities were discovered.

Train companies which were not effected by the dispute are:

Eurostar (UK)
First Great Eastern
Heathrow Express
Island Line

ATOC Director General, George Muir, said: "Obviously we are pleased that train services will be running normally on Monday. The last thing the industry wanted was another day of disruption as we work to rebuild passenger confidence and restore performance levels. But union muscle forced a settlement which was more about job demarcation than safety."

Information on services can be found on or calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.


For further information, please contact ATOC press office on 020 7904 3010.

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