easyBus to deliver full airport transfer service in the face of RMT strike action

Friday 26, March 2010


easyBus to deliver full airport transfer service in the face of RMT strike action


With the news that rail travel may be disrupted over Easter after signal workers voted in favour of strikes, easyBus are highlighting that its low cost airport transfer services are a sensible alternative to train travel from London to and from London’s major airports.


Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) officials said on Friday 19th March that 54% of its members backed action in a dispute over proposed job cuts and the union refused to rule out the possibility of a national strike - which would be the first for 16 years - taking place over the Easter bank holiday weekend.


Maintenance workers from the RMT have already voted to strike, and it is possible that maintenance and signal staff could strike together. For flight travellers who were hoping to travel by train between London and Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports, if the strike goes ahead as threatened, this will certainly mean alternative arrangements will need to be made quickly.


The RMT executive will meet again today to consider its next action, but the union is understood to be giving Network Rail time to consider negotiations.


Jonathan Crick, CEO at easyBus, said "Air passengers travelling between London and Gatwick Airport, as well as Stansted and Luton, can turn the RMT proposed strikes to their advantage, and save money by travelling with easyBus instead, which operates 24 hour services every 20 minutes. Although easyBus can't come to the rescue to all rail commuters affected, anyone travelling to/from these airports can plan ahead and book a guaranteed one-way or return seat from £2 online at from just £2 and be assured of getting to the airport and back for their holidays plus save hassle and cash."






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