Greater Anglia services to run as normal on Monday after rail strikes cancelled

Published on: Sunday, 6 November 2022
Last updated: Sunday, 6 November 2022

Greater Anglia will run a full timetable on Monday 7 November and for the rest of the week after the RMT cancelled planned rail strikes late on Friday.

Both Greater Anglia and Network Rail have been working flat out all weekend to enable a normal service to be reintroduced from Monday.

However, Greater Anglia is advising passengers to still check before they travel, as there is potential for a small number of short notice service alterations on Monday morning – as all train operators in the region, in partnership with Network Rail, are trying to restore services over very short timescales.

Passengers should be also aware that there may still be service alterations affecting other train operators’ services on other routes on Monday.

Greater Anglia services will run as normal for the rest of the week too, as the strike planned for Wednesday 9 November has also been cancelled.

It is hoped that other train operators will be able to operate a normal service on Wednesday 9 November too, with their service plans due to be confirmed nearer the time.

However, the planned RMT strike affecting London Underground and London Overground services on Thursday 10 November is still scheduled to go ahead.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: “We’re very pleased to have been able to reinstate our full service for Monday – although there may be a few alterations in the morning.

“Switching back to a normal timetable at such short notice is not a simple operation, due to the complexities of timetabling which has to be co-ordinated with other train companies and Network Rail, plus the rostering of ours and Network Rail’s staff.

“We welcome the news that the RMT have called off their strikes, it’s a positive step for the rail industry and our passengers.

“The rail industry is continuing with talks with the RMT to try to get a resolution.”

Greater Anglia’s RMT members including conductors, station staff, train cleaners, catering and revenue protection teams, were due to strike on Saturday 5 and Wednesday 9 November.

Network Rail RMT members including maintenance teams and signallers were due to strike on all three days.

Talks are also ongoing with the other rail industry trades unions to reach agreements and bring this period of industrial action to an end as soon as possible.