National Express to axe 300 jobs

RAIL giant National Express is to axe more than 300 jobs in East Anglia it emerged today.

RAIL giant National Express is to axe more than 300 jobs in East Anglia it emerged today.

And that will mean the end of the restaurant service on InterCity trains to and from the capital.

The last full restaurant meals will be served on East Anglian trains on December 19.

National Express East Anglia is to shut its Norwich call centre, which currently employs 73 people, and is also looking to cut back on administrative staff throughout the company.


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The restaurant service on trains will be phased out - although the company says its buffet service will be improved at the same time.

Officials from the The Transport Salaried Staffs Association said they had been told the rail operator was closing its call centre in Norwich as part of overall cuts in the workforce.

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The rest of the job losses, totalling 314 according to the TSSA, will be spread throughout the business, which operates trains across East Anglia and into London.

72 vacancies will also not be filled.

A spokesman for National Express could not confirm the number of jobs to be lost - but there were early indications from the company that they did not expect the total number to be as high as first suggested.

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