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Rail union to strike for third day this week

Workers are strking for the third time this week Credit: ITV News Anglia

Rail workers from this region will go on strike today for the third time this week.

Greater Anglia says its services will not be affected, as members of the RMT union stage a 24 hour walkout over the role of guards.

Workers from three other rail companies, Merseyrail, Northern and South Western Railway, will also go on strike.

Picket lines will again be mounted outside railway stations in the East, as workers continue to make their stand over fears of safety.

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Bridge in Corby to close for seven months

Cottingham Road to be closed Credit: ITV

Cottingham Road in Corby, Northamptonshire will be closed for seven months from January 19.

A bridge on the road, which runs over the railway lines, needs to be shut as part of the upgrade of the line between Kettering and Corby.

Network Rail say the bridge will be raised to allow electric lines to run underneath and is due to reopen on August 14.

Commuters facing another rail strike over role of guards dispute

There's been another day of strike action for rail operator Greater Anglia to contend with as RMT Union members walk out over the role of guards on the network.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

RMT defends rail strike action insisting safety is at the heart of it

Picket line outside Ipswich train station this morning (10th Jan) Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mick Cash is the General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.

Watch an interview with ITV News Anglia's Jonathan Wills

Region's rail commuters facing more strike action

A picket line outside Ipswich train station today (January 10th) Credit: ITV News Anglia

Commuters in our region face a second day of disruption today as walkouts by train workers over rail safety continue.

Greater Anglia is among five companies affected.

The first strike was held Monday, another is due to take place on Friday.

This is one of a number of strikes this week Credit: ITV News Anglia

"No one should be in any doubt, these disputes are about putting the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train companies."

– Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary

Greater Anglia is running a full service, staffed partly by managers acting as guards.

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