Train services back to normal

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RAIL services by Sheffield to London operator East Midlands Trains have returned to normal after six one-day strikes by drivers.

The walkouts resulted from a dispute over pensions, with the Stagecoach-owned firm being recommended to reduce contributions following an independent audit of its scheme.

The drivers’ union, ASLEF, opposed the plans - but has not announced any further strike days.

David Horne, East Midlands Trains managing director, said: “It’s good news for our passengers that no further unnecessary strike action has been announced. Now is the time to sit down and resolve this issue.”

However, train crew in the RMT union who work for EMT are now being balloted for action on the same issue.