Friday, August 28, 2009

Network Rail may cut 1,800 jobs

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British rail operator Network Rail says it plans to cut 1,800 maintenance jobs by April 2011. "We are discussing our plans withour people and their union representatives and no final decisions have been made,” said a company spokesman quoted by the Times of London.

Network Rail, which runs Britain's rail network and its largest train stations, employs 33,000 people.

The news follows the company’s announcement of plans for a  high speed rail link from London to the north of Britain that would halve travel time to Scotland to just over two hours.