UNION leaders are seeking assurances that safety on trains will not be compromised during the “five days of Christmas”.
Train operators have warned of a probable surge in demand now that pandemic travel restrictions have been lifted for the festive period to allow people to visit loved ones from December 23-27.
A spokesperson for the rail workers’ union RMT said there were concerns over safety for both the travelling public and workers.
He said negotiations were ongoing with all the train operators to ensure a safe environment for both workers and travellers.
“There is a danger that services may become stretched because of the limited number of services that will be running and also the engineering works during that window,” he said.
“It is going to be a balancing act really but we are in discussion with all the train companies around what we would consider to be safe operational measures and hope to be able to conclude agreements with them.”
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