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News - 8 November 2017

GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result

GTR now able to progress with the delivery of their planned improvements and provide customers with more certainty

Nick Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Govia Thameslink Railway, said:

“This dispute has been difficult for our passengers in particular and we are pleased that we can now move ahead and deliver stability by finally concluding this deal with Aslef.

“Our trains will be planned to have a second person on board and this has been the arrangement we have operated over the last year. More on-train staff are on more trains with more passengers than ever before. The on-board service concept has been welcomed by our passengers across the board.

“Should, in certain circumstances, a train not have that second person on board then it will still be able to run until a replacement can be provided. Avoiding cancellations is key to us delivering a resilient and reliable service across the busiest and most congested part of the UK rail network.

“Driver Only Operation has been operating safely for 32 years and now accounts for over a third of the UK rail network.”


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