TransPennine Express braces for another strike

Train services on some routes in the north of England will be disrupted again this weekend, as the RMT stages a further Sunday strike of conductors in its continuing dispute with TransPennine Express over rest day and Sunday pay. TPE customer experience director Kathryn O’Brien said it was ‘really disappointing ’, and advised passengers not to try to travel on Sunday. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch had previously said: ‘What our members are demanding would cost TPE less money than the loss of revenue resulting from strike action. RMT remains open to talks about properly rewarding our conductors for the crucial role they play in keeping the trains moving.’