Some 43,000 rail workers announced they would strike for six hours on Wednesday, January 29, to protest planned cuts to local routes affecting almost 20 per cent of traffic.
The cuts, which are intended to reduce losses at the rail firm, have sparked wide protests from people who rely on the local trains to get to work.
The rail firm has provided few alternative forms of transport on the routes it intends to cut, and as press reports recently revealed, did not perform an impact study to estimate how much money, if any, would be saved before launching the plan.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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24. Jan 2003 at 16:40