Rail passengers in Spalding using buses

COMMUTERS from Spalding are being bussed to their destinations following the cancellation of trains due to a drivers’ dispute.

Passengers using East Midlands Trains face six days of action this month from today - including Thursday and May 8, 10, 15 and 17.

Members of the drivers’ union ASLEF have overwhelmingly voted in support of industrial action to protect their pensions.

It follows confirmation by East Midlands Trains that pension contributions for employees will be reduced, following recommendations from an independent pension valuation.

A spokeman for East Midlands Trains said Stagecoach was running a replacement bus on some services, but passengers were also being advised to use their buses direct or find an alternative company.

Train tickets will be accepted on the Stagecoach service 37 to Peterborough and other rail companies have agreed to accept East Midlands Trains passengers. A full list of alternative routes can be found by visiting www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk