Greater Anglia to run full timetable during planned RMT strike on 5 May

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Greater Anglia will be running a full service during the forthcoming RMT strike day on 5 May.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said:

“We are very disappointed that the RMT has announced further strikes. We'd like to reassure customers that we will be running a full service on this day, using our contingency conductors.

“In recent weeks, we have had some constructive talks with RMT union officials and offered a proposal which we hoped would resolve this issue. Unfortunately, the RMT has rejected it.

“Our position remains the same: we highly value our conductors, we’re keeping them on our trains, but we want them to concentrate on customer service rather than opening and closing doors. We will continue to talk to the RMT to try to find an acceptable solution.”

Conductors are on 40 per cent of Greater Anglia services. The remaining services, mainly commuter trains to London Liverpool Street from Essex, Cambridge, Hertfordshire and Suffolk, do not have conductors.

The strike will not affect people travelling to Newmarket for the QIPCO Guineas Festival on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May.

Greater Anglia is adding additional carriages to trains between Ipswich and Newmarket to create more seats for racegoers.