British Summer Time is strike time

Red lights at Glasgow Central. Domestic Scottish services will be spared from strike action but cross-border traffic will be badly affected (RDG) Image Rail Delivery Group

The clocks have gone forward, but the calendar has gone back. Britain is about to dive into another round of rail strikes. The nights may be getting lighter, but there is no light yet at the end of the tunnel. The latest round of strikes, this time from the drivers’ union ASLEF, is set to put the brakes on the network at the end of this week. April will mark the twenty-second consecutive month in which national strike action has affected the British network.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for and

1 comment op “British Summer Time is strike time”

Michael Westbrook|03.04.24|19:04

Yet another instance of lazy journalism. When are we going to get objective rather than subjective treatment of the rail industry & its machinations? How about some suggestions for more steel track on the ground: doubling the single track to Felixstowe port, as one blatant example of desertion of duty? Doubling down towards Devon & Cornwall, doubling all from Chester to Shrewsbury, to name two more quick fixes at minimal cost. Flexibility of ticket usage would be another imperative, IMHO.

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