by Iain Roberts on 7 February, 2019
The seemingly-eternal Saturday strikes over guards on trains look to be at an end, after Northern Rail guaranteed that all trains would continue to have a conductor until at least the end of the current franchise.
Train services will still be disrupted on Saturday 9 Feb, but should be back to normal on 16 Feb.
Northern had always said that the plan was to replace guards with conductors rather than to have no-one except the driver on the train, but the guarantee seems to have made the difference.
The story is covered widely in the media, for example with this in The Guardian.4 Comments