Please see below a message from Mark Phillips, Deputy Managing Director, National Express East Anglia confirming that proposed industrial action by the ASLEF trade unions for Monday 21 September to Saturday 26 September inclusive has been called off : 

I am very pleased to confirm that we have reached agreement with ASLEF over this year’s pay deal, following constructive talks with the trades union over recent days. As a result of these discussions, the on-going pay dispute is now resolved and the union has called off their strike action which was proposed to take place from Monday 21 September to Saturday 26 September inclusive.  

A full, scheduled train service will now operate as per the normal timetable for those days. Thank you for your patience and loyalty in recent weeks. I am sorry if the recent uncertainty about next week has caused you any inconvenience, but I am glad that we have been able to avert further disruption to customers’ journeys and other arrangements – including your own plans if you were due to travel next week.   

A full, scheduled train service will now operate as per the normal timetable for those days. Thank you for your patience and loyalty in recent weeks. I am sorry if the recent uncertainty about next week has caused you any inconvenience, but I am glad that we have been able to avert further disruption to customers’ journeys and other arrangements – including your own plans if you were due to travel next week.   

If you have any queries about this note, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Yours sincerely

Mark Phillips

Deputy Managing Director (sent on his behalf by Jonathan Denby)

Head of Corporate AffairsNational Express East AngliaTel :  0207 549 5963/07767 644267Fax : 0207 547 5960 Oliver's Yard55 City RoadLondon EC1Y  1HQ