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No passenger trains will serve Spalding tomorrow - with the latest rail strike set to take place.

East Midlands Railway bosses have announced details for tomorrow's industrial action and, while some lines will have a reduced service, no trains will run on our line.

There will also be no replacement bus services for the cancelled trains.

Spalding Railway Station (53298231)
Spalding Railway Station (53298231)

Will Rogers, Managing Director for East Midlands Railway, said: "We are disappointed the RMT has again decided to opt for counterproductive strikes rather than working with the industry to find a deal that is acceptable for our people, our passengers and for taxpayers.

“As a result, there will be changes to our normal timetable and some parts of our network will have no train services and other lines will have a reduced level of service. There will also be a smaller impact on the day after the strike.

"I would urge all customers to think carefully about their journeys – and make alternative arrangements if possible.”

The dispute is over pay and working conditions.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Network Rail have not made any improvement on their previous pay offer and the Train Companies have not offered us anything new.

“In fact Network Rail have upped the ante threatening to impose compulsory redundancies and unsafe 50% cuts to maintenance work, if we did not withdraw our planned strike action.

“The train operating companies have put driver only operations on the table along with ransacking our members terms and conditions.

“RMT will continue to negotiate in good faith but we will not be bullied or cajoled by anyone. “The government need to stop their interference in this dispute so the rail employers can come to a negotiated settlement with us.”

A further strike is planned by ASLEF on Saturday.

An East Midlands Railway spokesman said: "East Midlands Railway services are not directly affected by strike action being taken by members of the ASLEF union on Saturday 30 July.

"However, neighbouring train operators who are affected by strike action will be running a significantly reduced service.

"There are also a number of large events taking place across the country and therefore we expect EMR services to be extremely busy on the day; boarding control may be in place at some stations. You should only travel if necessary, if you do decide to travel, please leave extra time for your journey and plan ahead, especially if you have connecting trains with other operators."



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