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Second day of Northern Rail conductor strike action

RMT picket line
Image caption The RMT blamed Northern Rail management for the Bank Holiday walkout

Conductors on Northern Rail train services are staging a second day of strike action in a dispute over pay.

The Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) say about 1,000 staff are taking part in the walk out, which began on Monday, until midnight.

It wants conductors to receive double pay for working on bank holidays.

Northern Rail is operating a limited service until 1800 GMT in Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cumbria, the North East and Yorkshire.

The train operator has said it is disappointed by the strike action.

Details of the revised timetables for the two strike days will be available from Northern Rail, National Rail Inquiries and staffed stations, a Northern Rail spokeswoman said.

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