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Ballot over possible strike action on Greater Anglia lines

Greater Anglia rail guards are to be balloted on possible strike action.

The ballot is over the role of guards on the network. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The RMT rail union says it is over the potential introduction of driver-only operated doors on trains.

The dispute mirrors a similar one on the Southern Rail network over the last year.

The union say the train service have failed to guarantee the future role of guards on the service.

RMT will not sit back and wait for the company any longer and we have no option but to begin preparations for a ballot in order to protect safety and access on Greater Anglia services.

The union remains available for further talks around the crucial issue of the guard guarantee.

– RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary


Tourists angry that holidays in the sun cancelled by Jet2

Jet2 is under fire from passengers for cancelling booked holidays.

A holiday company is under fire from holidaymakers angry that their breaks in the sun have been cancelled.

A mother and son from Stevenage in Hertfordshire are among dozens who booked a holiday in Tenerife with Jet2 Holidays only to be emailed to say it had been cancelled. The reason given was that the breaks they booked were sold too cheaply.

Jet 2 said in a statement that it incorrectly placed breaks at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife on its website, when they were not actually available.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Helen Keenan

Major delays and cancellations on region's rail services

There are no trains running between Norwich and Ely

There are major delays and cancellations on the region's rail services this morning following yesterday's lightning strikes.

There are no trains running between Norwich and Ely after overhead wires were damaged. Engineers are also working on issues with lines running into London Liverpool Street.

Passengers are being told to check before they travel.

Damage to overhead electric wires at various locations between Norwich and Ely has caused delays to services. Credit: Thomas Dohlman
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