Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are going to hold a two-day strike from 28th April in a row over role of guards and jobs, the RMT union has said.
Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a near normal timetable during the industrial action announced today by the RMT.
David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast said:
“We have worked hard to ensure there are comprehensive contingency plans in place and I want to reassure our customers that our timetable will be almost completely unaffected during this walk-out, as well as during any subsequent strikes by the RMT. Passengers can book and plan their journeys as normal and with confidence.”
Virgin have also sought to reassure customers that they will be able to make any booked journeys with Virgin Trains along the east coast as planned. This means that the terms and conditions of tickets will also remain the same.
However, Virgin have indicated that there will be some changes to the onboard catering:
– The Foodbar and trolley service may be unavailable in Standard.
– The First Class menu will be reduced but hot and cold drinks and a selection of cold food options will be available.
There is no industrial action planned for Virgin Trains on the west coast.