RAIL protesters took to the picket line yet again at the weekend in a long-running dispute with a train company.
Members of the the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) gathered outside Barrow’s railway station, striking at plans by rail operator Northern to remove guards from train services.

It was the 45th day of strike action.

And more strikes are planned over the next month, according to the RMT.

The union said its members would continue to strike until the deadlock with the train company could be overcome.

Northern bosses previously said a second person would be retained on all its services in the future.

But the union wants to make sure the second crew member would have all the powers of a traditional guard to ensure the safety of rail passengers.

More strikes on planned over the coming Saturdays, with members walking out on February 2, February 9 and February 16, when there will be a reduced timetable.