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London North Eastern Railway: Recruitment

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 35604, tabled on 19 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many additional station staff London North Eastern Railway has hired during the covid-19 outbreak; at what (a) locations, (b) job grades and (c) salaries; and whether those staff have been employed (i) on a temporary or permanent basis and (ii) directly or via a recruitment agency.

Answered on

22 July 2021

London Northern Eastern Railway (LNER) have not hired additional station staff as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, at the start of pandemic, LNER redeployed staff from other frontline roles to provide additional support at stations. These staff helped to manage queuing and helped to ensure social distancing was maintained at stations. Additionally, LNER’s cleaning contractor redeployed some of their furloughed cleaning staff to provide enhanced cleaning at LNER stations.

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