RMT’s Bob Crow on tomorrows storm rail shutdown

RMT general secretary Bob Crow on news that rail services will be shut down across the south east from midnight and are likely to remain closed on main commuter routes tomorrow morning.
> Bob Crow said
> Since the last big storm in 1987 network rail has axed over 2000 engineering staff and has hacked back investment in drainage, embankments and tree clearance. That policy is coming back to haunt them and will leave hundreds of thousands of passengers who pay a fortune in fares unable to get to work in the morning. That is a shocking reflection on the state of our railways.
> Put simply there are not enough staff to clear tracks and keep trains running as numbers have been hacked to the bone. We barely have enough crew to cope with routine engineering works let alone emergencies as the shutdown of services across the southeast has confirmed. RMT demands an end to the plans to axe hundreds more track staff and a calls for an increase in both crew numbers and investment in infrastructure to avoid these kind of panic measures.


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