Abellio inter TOC staff benefits

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  1. deadlyearnest

    deadlyearnest New Member

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    Afternoon chaps. I'm sorry if this question has been asked here before but does anyone know if I can now get free travel on Scot Rail with my Northern Rail pass now that the franchise has changed?
     
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    Not yet, MD is pursuing though.
     
  3. Sleepy

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    :roll: why the delay, First or Stageroach it would have been organised weeks ago ???
     
  4. Haywain

    Haywain Established Member

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    Would they? Staff at Virgin East Coast haven't seen any change to their travel benefits yet.
     
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    And when I worked for DBS and they took over Arriva, no DBS staff got any discounted or free travel on Arriva services
     
  6. Sleepy

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    East Coast might be interesting one as part Stagecoach part Virgin ............ (and they have long standing arrangements with others e.g. GN)
     
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    you do know that Virgin west coast is owned by stagecoach and virgin as well so presumably the east coast staff will probably get similar travel arrangements .
     
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    No changes for other Stagecoach TOCs either.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    The percentage split of Virgin and Stagecoach is very different in the two franchises though.
     
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    Thats true , if anything then the east coast staff might see some stagecoach travel benefits owing to the higher ownership stagecoach has .

    But west coast staff only get free travel on VT .
     
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    Presumably First Group staff have lost travel on ScotRail already?
     
  11. hairyhandedfool

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    The MD has suggested there may be something in the franchise (CS) that might not allow it, but as another poster noted, it is being looked at.
     
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    And only staff with a permanent contract at that.
     
  13. deadlyearnest

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    Thanks for the feedback! As soon as I hear if it's a "Yay or Nay" I'll post it here!
     
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    That would be illegal unless it can be objectively justified.

    Look up the Fixed Term Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations.
     
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    Travelled from Carlisle to Kirconnel in the last couple of days and was told by conductor ' Yes your Northern Pass is ok, a circular has been sent round', is this correct does anyone know ?
     
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    reb0118 Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Yes, there are reciprocal agreements amongst ScotRail and Northern, Merseyrail, & Greater Anglia.
     
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    A brief was sent out earlier this week, definitely valid on Scotrail services.
     
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    Good for abelio.

    Stagecoach own SWT 100% and emt 100% and there is full reciprocal travel between the two which is good. However, stagecoach also own 49% of vtwc and 90% of vtec, yet SWT get nothing in terms of free travel, ony the atoc priv that all get.
     
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    Lucky them! VTEC get no free travel on VTWC, EMT or SWT.
     
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    EMT are likely to get VTEC free facilities as part of ongoing pay talks.
     
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