Irish rail strike to hit cross-border services

A stoppage is expected today with no trains operating across Intercity Dart and commuter routes

Last year ASLEF joined the RMT union's industrial dispute over the further extension of DOO on the Southern network by Govia Thameslink Railway.

"We now look forward to working with Southern Rail to restore good industrial relations and deliver the service passengers in the region deserve".

The RMT's general secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT members stand solid, united and determined again this morning in the latest phase of strike action in a raft of separate disputes which are about putting safety, security and access to transport services before the profiteering of these rip-off private rail companies".

Members of the Aslef union voted by 79.1% to accept the resolution, which includes a five-year pay increase worth 28.5%, the BBC says.

The row over who should open and close the doors on trains has disrupted services sporadically for nearly two years. "The travelling public will not thank them for another round of disruptive and unnecessary strike action".

'Our trains will be planned to have a second person on board and this has been the arrangement we have operated over the past year.

Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators, said: "This decision leaves the RMT leadership completely isolated".

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

SWR: The company, which only took over the franchise from South West Trains in August, plans to run two thirds of its regular timetabled 1,700 services.

Staff on Southern, South Western Railway and Greater Anglia walked out on Wednesday and will continue their action on Thursday, November 9.

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.

The Labour MP for Salford and Eccles, Rebecca Long-Bailey, has weighed in by tweeting: "Solidarity with RMT workers in Manchester today raising serious safety concerns of driver only trains".

Rail staff are walking out as part of a long-standing dispute over driver-only trains, affecting Northern services in the borough.

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