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Rail problems on Greater Anglia – but not as a result of RMT strike

PUBLISHED: 17:13 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:13 08 November 2017

Greater Anglia services were disrupted - but not as a result of the RMT strike, Stock Image

Greater Anglia services were disrupted - but not as a result of the RMT strike, Stock Image

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Rail passengers using Greater Anglia services to London faced problems at both ends of the working day – but not as a result of the RMT guards’ strike.

Over-running engineering work in Essex caused problems for commuters heading into work in the morning and a broke rail at Bethnal Green delayed trains heading out of the capital during the early evening.

A handful of Greater Anglia services were cancelled or amended because of the strike, but a spokeswoman for the company said the vast majority of services had run without incident.

Temporary conductor/guards operated the 40% of trains that are not driver-only operation and will do so again on Thursday during the second day of the RMT walk-out.

Network Rail engineers were trying to repair the problem at Bethnal Green, but there were delays and cancellations during the rush-hour.

The 48-hour strike is the latest action by RMT conductor/guards over changes to their role with the introduction of new trains in two years’ time.

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