Circular No IR/288/12
TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL OFFICES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
Our Ref: BR2/15/4
1st June 2012
JOINT OPERATION – TRAIN OPERATING COMPANIES & NETWORK RAIL
Further to my Circular No IR/203/12 dated the 19th April 2012 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you of the ‘alliance’ project between South West Trains and Network Rail, I now write to advise you that I have received further correspondence from the company confirming that the ‘alliance’ came into effect on the 29th April 2012.
The matter has again been considered by the General Grades Committee and their decision is as follows:
“That we note the report from our Lead Officer outlining the latest position regarding the ‘Alliance’ between South West Trains and Network Rail and instruct the General Secretary to place all future information regarding alliances programmes involving Train Operating Companies and Network Rail in one file and to formulate a uniform response. Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.”
I will, of course, keep you fully advised on any further developments.