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To: Northern Rail and UK Government (Transport Secretary/DFT)

Keep Safety Critical Conductors On The Train at Northern Rail

Keep Safety Critical Conductors On The Train at Northern Rail

The Government Consultation Document on the future of Rail Services in the North of England proposes the removal of Safety Critical Conductors from train services in the new franchise. The intention of this petition is to OPPOSE that Recomendation and ensure that every train in the new Northern Rail Franchise has a Safety Critical Conductor on it.

Why is this important?

It is important to retain Safety Critical Conductors on Train Services ran by this franchise as they provide an effective security presence on board for all passengers, they are also there to carry out "emergency protection" of running lines in the event of an incident. Safety Critical Conductors also take on the emergency protection duties of the Train Driver should the driver become incapacitated in the unfortunate event of an incident.

Safety Critical Conductors are responsible for the provision of customer service and a punctual train service also. Ensuring a punctual, safe and efficient service for all customers.

How it will be delivered

I will deliver them in person to the UK Government and the Franchise Holder with a press presence.


Reasons for signing

  • Give the train guards powers of arrest as well as keeping their presence on the trains. There are an increasing number of strange and drunk train travellers throughout the day especially in the evening after the rush hour as ended. It can be quite scary and intimidating at times travelling late at night on the rail network
  • Practical safety concerns and the need for a security presence on a public service.
  • how can wheelchair passengers and other disabled people get on and off trains at unmanned stations.who will help blind people to kget on and off


2014-06-16 13:25:57 +0100

A amazing response so far - we've nearly topped the 3,000 signature mark in less than a week. thanks for your support, it means a lot.

Over the coming weeks we will be announcing a union strategy for the campaign which will involve campaigns and political lobbying. Watch this space for further info!

2014-06-10 15:25:29 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-06-10 10:49:50 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-06-10 07:08:01 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-06-10 04:07:31 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-06-10 00:28:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-06-10 00:27:42 +0100

Thanks to all so far who have signed this petition - Its important that the ball was set rolling and a campaign started to try and raise awareness amongst the public and get them on side. Keep the Conductors on the training their safety critical roles - Keep the trains safe

2014-06-10 00:15:01 +0100

10 signatures reached