Very Limited Services on CT this Sunday

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Following a disagreement with ASLEF...sorry...ALSEF ;), there will be VERY limited Central Trains services on Sundays UFN (Press releases: here and here).

From CT website: -
Due to staff shortages no Central Trains services will operate in the
West Midlands. Other Central Trains services operating from Birmingham
to the North West, East Midlands and East Anglia are largely unaffected,
services that are affected are shown below.

*Services that will not run on Sunday 18 December 2005*
Lichfield - Birmingham - Redditch (Cross City)
Birmingham - Coventry - Northampton
Birmingham - Cardiff / Worcester / Hereford via Bromsgrove
Birmingham - Walsall / Rugeley
Birmingham - Wolverhampton (local services)
Birmingham - Stratford upon Avon
Birmingham - Leamington Spa
Birmingham Snow Hill - Stourbridge - Worcester/Hereford

*The following services are also cancelled:*
0933 Birmingham New Street - Crewe
0955 Birmingham New Street - Leicester
1115 Leicester - Birmingham New Street
1127 Birmingham New Street - Stansted Airport
1355 Birmingham New Street - Leicester
1336 Birmingham New Street - Stansted Airport
1436 Birmingham New Street - Stansted Airport
1514 Leicester - Birmingham New Street
1519 Stansted Airport - Birmingham New Street
1555 Birmingham New Street - Leicester
1715 Leicester - Birmingham New Street
1735 Stansted Airport - Birmingham New Street
1836 Stansted Airport - Birmingham New Street
2011 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street (will terminate at Leicester)
2220 Birmingham New Street- Nottingham (will terminate at Leicester)
2243 Crewe - Birmingham New Street
 
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joea1 said:
Why can't people do what they're paid to do :roll:?
They aren't paid to do it - Sunday is an overtime day, and staff are refusing to work that overtime ("Rest-day").
 

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Theres been quite a few CT cancellations this week. Coventry to Nuneaton has been a bus several times this week including today due to staff shortages. Also other local services have been cancelled
 
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Well do you think anyone gives a toss, they lost the franchise so dont think they really care. Staff morale never really been high at CT


Doubt there will be any 'hired' trains. Sundays are not compulsary for CT
 

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yorkie said:
I don't suppose they've asked the likes of Rivera, Fragonset etc for leased trains with crews?
Depends if there are any tours, and get with the times Yorkie, it's FMRail, not Fragonset. ;)
 

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They said they had got some drivers in but not enough to work a service. As such, I suspect they could have run trains along core routes (XCity, Wolverhampton to Coventry, Brum to Walsall etc) even if it was only 1 driver working a 12 hour shift in one unit on each route shuttling backwards and forwards, but they've obviously decided not to do it.
 

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They said they had got some drivers in but not enough to work a service. As such, I suspect they could have run trains along core routes (XCity, Wolverhampton to Coventry, Brum to Walsall etc) even if it was only 1 driver working a 12 hour shift in one unit on each route shuttling backwards and forwards, but they've obviously decided not to do it.
 
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