1. ITV Report

Northern Rail set to strike and send out revised timetable to services

A strike is set to take place by one of the North East's major railway operators.

Northern Rail will be holding a strike on Monday 13th March due to opposing getting rid of guards on trains.

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The action will affect services across the North East and a revised timetable for the day has been drawn up.

The following services will be running on Monday 13th:

Carlisle to Newcastle revised timetable Credit: PA

Train service calls at:

  • Newcastle
  • Dunston
  • MetroCentre
  • Blaydon
  • Wylam
  • Prudhoe
  • Stocksfield
  • Riding Mill
  • Corbridge
  • Hexham
  • Haydon Bridge
  • Bardon Mill
  • Haltwhistle
  • Brampton
  • Wetheral
  • Carlisle.
Darlington to Middlesbrough revised timetable Credit: PA

Train service calls at:

  • Darlington
  • Dinsdale
  • Allens West
  • Eaglescliffe
  • Thornaby
  • Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough to Whitby revised timetable Credit: PA

Train service calls at:

  • Middlesbrough
  • James Cook
  • Marton
  • Gypsy Lane
  • Nunthorpe
  • Great Ayton
  • Battersby
  • Kildale
  • Commondale
  • Castleton Moor
  • Danby
  • Lealholm
  • Glaisdale
  • Egton
  • Grosmont
  • Sleights
  • Ruswarp
  • Whitby.
Nunthorpe and Middlesbrough to Newcastle revised timetable Credit: PA

Train service calls at

  • Nunthorpe
  • Gypsy Lane
  • Marton
  • James Cook
  • Middlesbrough
  • Thornaby
  • Stockton
  • Billingham
  • Seaton Carew
  • Hartlepool
  • Seaham
  • Sunderland
  • Heworth
  • Newcastle.

Northern Rail say they are doing everything to keep people on the move and throughout the day will still be running more than 980 services across their network.

However, the RMT has warned that the strike day "scab timetable" released by Arriva Rail North comes at the price of passenger safety, with the union confirming that it will be monitoring and reporting breaches of agreed procedures to the safety regulator.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

"Instead of winging it with this high-risk, scab timetable Arriva Rail North should be round the table with RMT working on a safe and sustainable future for their services.

"This dispute, and the campaign of industrial action we have announced today, were entirely preventable if the company had listened to the unions deep-seated safety concerns, had taken them seriously, stuck to their earlier commitments and had put passenger safety before profit.

"The company's intransigence has forced our hand and given us to option but to announce industrial action. The disruption to services on Monday will be entirely down to Arriva Rail North reneging on their earlier commitments.

"The union remains available for genuine and meaningful talks and we expect the company to take up that offer as a matter of urgency."

– General Secretary Mick Cash