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RMT confirms a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North in guards' safety dispute:
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October as the company continues to resist all efforts to make progress in the long-running dispute over rail safety and the head-long dash towards Driver Only Operation.
Next year's rail fares rise has been announced. Join the campaign to make rail fares fair!
PLEASE ASK YOUR M.P. to support Early Day Motion 109: 'REDUCED ACCESS FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS ON NORTHERN RAIL' tabled by Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead. This is to protect the interests of disabled passengers in unstaffed stations should Driver-Only Operation be introduced. Click on above link to view full EDM text.
DON'T FORGET to check out our pages featuring links to interesting articles selected from Passenger Transport magazine. They can be accessed via the 'PT magazine' menu button. Articles from Issues 161 (2 June 2017) and 162 (16 Jun 2017) recently added to the 'PT Bus articles' page.
CLIMATE CHANGE WEEK PROGRAMME - TWPTUG representatives will meet Alan Campbell MP at 2pm on Friday 7 July, outside Cullercoats Metro (coast side), after which Jenny Armstrong will lead a guided tour of the village! Can’t walk or stand for that long? No problem, just come for the photo with Alan, or slip away after 15-20 minutes.
Rail union RMT has confirmed that a 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North this Friday, 28th April, will go ahead after the company failed to offer any progress at all in further talks this week over the guards and drivers safety dispute:
Joint letter on the Bus Bill published! After many failed attempts to get it in the Times, we finally got it in the Guardian: www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/05/local-authority-run-bus-companies-provide-some-of-the-best-services
Proposed cuts and other changes to Stagecoach buses in Newcastle! Stagecoach are holding a public consultation. Please follow the link and give them your views by 24th February: www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/north-east/newcastle-proposed-changes
An ACTION ON RAIL event is taking place at Newcastle Central station on Tuesday 3 January 2017, 8-9.30am. TWPTUG will have its banner out for the event. Contacts on the day are RMT Regional Organiser, Micky Thompson and RMT Newcastle Rail & Catering Branch Secretary, Alan Andros.