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Publication Date: February 20 2013
"RMT has been raising serious concerns about the shortage of overhead line crew and capacity on Britain's railways for a number of years now. We repeated those points only last week when the lines came down at Radlett and now just days later we have another massive OHL failure on our hands. We cannot carry on like this.
"The chaos on services hitting hundreds of thousands due to cancellations out of central London as a result of the lines down over night reinforces RMT's demand for a full review of OHL maintenance and emergency staffing numbers and capacity to cope with this growing infra structure issue and a massive backlog of essential works. "