More rail strikes – but Greater Anglia promises service as normal

Guards will be striking again on Greater Anglia for three days. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Guards will be striking again on Greater Anglia for three days. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

Rail conductor/guards employed by Greater Anglia are to walk out on strike again for three days – but the company insists passengers should not face any disruption .

The guards, who are members of the RMT, will be on strike on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in a dispute about their future role – and who should control the doors of the new trains due to be introduced from next year.

Greater Anglia has trained managers and other backroom staff to operate as conductor/guards and expects to run a normal service.

Richard Dean, Greater Anglia Train Service Delivery Director, said:“We are keeping our safety-trained conductors on our trains. In fact, we will be recruiting more when we get our new trains. We have guaranteed their jobs right until the end of the franchise in October 2025.”

The RMT says that changes will make trains less safe and fears jobs could eventually be lost.

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