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Rail bosses appeal for ex-signallers to return to network

Rail industry bosses have today appealed for former signalling staff to return to East Anglia's tracks and help keep trains moving during the coronavirus crisis.

Many train operators are running revised schedules because of reduced demand during the current restrictions on movement.

But Network Rail, the body responsible for maintaining the tracks and signalling infrastructure, says it needs retired signallers, or former signallers who are now working in other fields, to come forward in case staff currently working on lines in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire or Suffolk need to self-isolate over the coming weeks.

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