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NORTHERN RAIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 999: tabled on 01 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the fact that Northern Rail passengers are currently guaranteed a safety-critical train guard on board every Northern Rail train to assist in protecting the safety of the train and passengers, provide advice and assistance and allow disabled passengers to embark and disembark at unstaffed stations; is concerned at proposals for the Arriva Northern Rail franchise, let by the Department for Transport and jointly managed with Rail North Councils, that will end the guarantee of there being a guard on every train by introducing driver-only operation on at least 50 per cent of services; is further concerned that this has resulted in an industrial dispute between Arriva Northern Rail and the RMT union; believes that there is no need for such a dispute if Northern Rail is allowed by the Government and Rail North to reach a similar agreement to those recently reached by TransPennine Express and Scotrail which have retained guards; and calls on the Government and Rail North to act urgently to facilitate such an agreement.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.