Call to retired signallers to return to Network Rail to keep trains moving

Former signallers are being invited back by Network Rail

Former signallers are being invited back by Network Rail - Credit: Archant

Call for retired signallers to return to help keep trains moving

Network Rail is appealing for former signallers in Essex to return to keep the train services moving.

The call has gone our for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to return to roles in signal boxes across Essex.

David Davidson, Network Rail’s head of operations for Anglia, said: “We’re working hard to get key workers to their jobs and to transport food and medical supplies around the country. Signallers are crucial to keep this going and we need former workers to help us provide back-up if some of our staff can’t come to work.

“Full re-training will be given to people.”

Network rail operates 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges tunnels and viaducts and thousands of signals level crossings and 20 of Britains largest stations. More than 2,500 other stations are run by the country’s train operating companies.

Applicants should email Retired SignallersEasternRegion @networkrail.co.uk