Railways: Cumbria

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Conservative, Copeland

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will assess the potential effect on passengers of the RMT Union's Saturday strikes on the Cumbrian Coast Line service.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

I share the frustrations of passengers on Northern whose journeys have been repeatedly disrupted by the actions of the RMT. This dispute is not about safety – the independent rail regulator has said driver controlled doors on trains are safe.

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