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Why Glossopdale commuters could face disruption on March 13
Wednesday 1st March 2017 @ 09:22 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle Hadfield News Transport

Commuters across Glossopdale could face major disruption to their journeys later this month – but only for one day. 

It comes as RMT Union voted to take strike action amid the ongoing row over maintaining guards on trains.

This would mean drivers and guards from Arriva Rail North, which operates the Northern rail franchise, would stage a 24-hour walkout between 12:01am and 11:59pm on Monday, March 13.

It would subsequently affect trains between Hadfield and Manchester Piccadilly, as well as other Northern services across Greater Manchester.

The union said its members had voted ‘massively’ for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over driver-only trains it said was ‘all about putting public safety before private profit’.

In a statement, a spokesman for Northern said ‘modernisation proposals’ were at an early stage and its aim was to reach a constructive resolution.

It also confirmed a revised rail service would be on offer for passengers in the event of any walkout and will release further information shortly.