Merseyrail has written to the RMT, requesting another meeting to discuss staffing arrangements on-board the new trains set to be introduced by 2020. We expect talks to take place this week.
Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s managing director, said:
‘We are keen to find a solution to this dispute and bring an end to strikes, which threaten the economy and reputation of the city region. The new trains will present opportunities to provide a better service to passengers, and we want to get back round the table with the RMT to talk about this.’
On Saturday’s strike, timed to coincide with Grand National day, we successfully carried everyone who wanted get to racecourse by train, with 12,000 passengers taken there and 18,000 brought back.