Industrial action during December.
Unfortunately, the RMT union has called a number of strikes for December (the next scheduled dates are Saturday 23 December, Sunday 24 December, Wednesday 27 December and Sunday 31 December.) that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. We will be operating a reduced service but running some longer trains. Amended timetables will be confirmed nearer to each strike day, so please keep checking this page for details before using any on-line journey planners. Click here for the latest information.
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Responsible for safety, security and environmental policy, Des joins CrossCountry from Merseyrail where he was currently Safety and Assurance Director. Prior to joining Merseyrail he was Head of Safety at TransPennine Express for five years where he oversaw the safety validation of their new Class 185 trains and implemented their Security Plan and Safety ManagementSystems.
A safety and engineering professional of over 30 years, Des began his career as an apprentice at British Rail in 1979 and held several roles across the rail industry before joining Merseyrail in 2011.
Des is married, lives in the Manchester area and enjoys outdoor activities including walking and hiking.
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