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25.03.20

Network Rail Southern Region appealing for former professional signallers

Despite losing staff to self-isolation and sickness during the coronavirus crisis, Network Rail Southern Region operations team are working to keep signal-boxes and control centres open 24/7.

However, with the necessity to keep lines running day and night to keep key workers getting their jobs and essential food and medical supplies flowing across the country, the company wishes to retain former staff to help provide backup.

Controllers and local managers who are also qualified signallers are already back in signal boxes across Network Rail’s Kent, Sussex and Wessex Routes.

John Halsall, Network Rail’s managing director for Southern Region, said: ““This region carries half of all passengers in the country and Channel Tunnel rail freight and the pressure is on us to keep that going more than ever before. I’m appealing for signallers who’ve retired, left the railway, or moved on to other jobs in Network Rail that they can take a break from, to come back and help us keep the south moving.

“Under normal circumstances we have enough signallers to keep trains running whatever happens, from flu to winter colds season, but these are not normal circumstances and without signallers to route trains there will be no way we can keep the whole network open.

“So, if you can help us, get in touch.”

For further information follow the link here.

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