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Level crossing lessons still not learned says union

18 August 2010

Train drivers’ union ASLEF has expressed its dismay at yesterday’s collision on a level crossing in Suffolk which saw injuries to 21 passengers, two seriously, as well as the train driver. The circumstances of this latest collision in Little Cornard, Sudbury echo those of many similar incidents on level...

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Potters Bar inquest blames maintenance

30 July 2010

The jury at the inquest into the 2002 Potters Bar derailment in which seven people died and over 70 were injured has concluded that the crash was the result of a points failure caused by their unsafe condition. It concluded that there were failures of inspection and/or maintenance of...

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Rickmansworth industrial action

20 July 2010

Seventy-seven tube train drivers, members of ASLEF, took strike action for 24 hours on 20 July after one of their number – a driver with a 33 year unblemished record - was unfairly dismissed from train driving. Acting General Secretary Simon Weller says the incident that led to the...

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ASLEF backs Diane Abbott for Labour leadership

15 July 2010

Having heard from all five of Labour’s leadership hopefuls the ASLEF Executive Committee today (15th July) endorsed the candidature of Dianne Abbott as next Labour leader. General Secretary Keith Norman said ‘ASLEF supports Diane for leader as the candidate committed to a publicly run, publicly owned railway. We’ll be...

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East Coast cuts London Glasgow trains

07 July 2010

Although the currently government-owned East Coast has announced decisions to cut daily direct trains from Kings Cross to Glasgow from 13 to 2, ASLEF officer Nick Whitehead says the effect on our members, and services, is likely to be minimal. ‘We are talking to management this week about possible...

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