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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:58 am 
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There's a few articles today about station drivers doing very little business during the rail strike. Who'd have expected that? :-o

Therefore the articles are pretty predictable, and much of the content is about the rail strike anyway. But if anyone feels the urge to read one, the first in the list is probably the most interesting, because the drivers are also having a moan about the fees at the station :?

There are no doubt other similar articles, and there's a few pieces about taxi offices expecting increased demand, and people moaning about fares etc, but I couldn't even be bothered reading them [-(

Wouldn't even go near our own station myself during a strike. You know what it's like - sometimes you can get a mega run when the trains are disrupted, at other times you can wait hours and get jack. I definitely assume the latter these days, but of course that's another thing drivers might tend to get cynical about over the years.



Colchester station taxi drivers: 'Strike nothing compared to Covid'

https://www.harwichandmanningtreestanda ... red-covid/

TAXI drivers at a Colchester train station were left waiting hours for a single customer as they felt the impact of today's railway strikes.


Plymouth taxi driver makes £5 in two hours due to railway train strikes

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/p ... -5-7233680

The train strikes are impacting so many people across the city


Bexley taxi drivers frustrated by slow business amid rail strikes

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/2022 ... l-strikes/

TAXI drivers in Bexley are “frustrated” over the train strikes after they were left waiting "hours on end" for customers outside Bexley station today.


Hull taxi drivers hit by train strike as demand slumps to lockdown levels

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hu ... in-7233166

RMT union are striking on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday over a range of issues. The lack of any train service at Hull Paragon on strike days was being keenly felt by taxi drivers who normally pick up passengers arriving to Hull.


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and with both sides as stubborn as mules they'll be twiddling their thumbs a lot more

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Up and down the country there are 100s and 100s of drivers who rely solely on station work, so no trains basically means no takings.

Back to lockdown, in a way.

That said, there are 365 days in a year, not just the three days currently affected this week.

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