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British Railways (Employees)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport, of those employed by British Railways for the purpose of driving trains, how many are drivers, how many secondmen and how many trainees.

I understand from the British Railways board that the total number of staff employed to drive trains as at 31 December 1978 was 26,025. Of these, 19,558 were drivers, 6,329 drivers, assistants—secondmen—and 138 traction trainees.