RAIL users could face further travel misery as more staff at Arriva Trains Northern prepare to vote on whether to join striking conductors with industrial action.
Commuters across the north of England suffered huge disruption again yesterday during the second half of a 48-hour strike by members of the Rail Maritime and Transport Union.
Now it has been revealed other Arriva workers will be ballot- ed for industrial action in a pay dispute.
Station and retail staff belonging to the RMT will vote over the next few weeks on whether to take action.
Fewer than one in 10 Arriva trains ran yesterday because of the strike by conductors.
But a skeleton service operated through Huddersfield on the trans-Pennine line.
Buses which have replaced trains in recent months because of a shortage of drivers were unaffected.
The two sides will meet for talks next week to try to head off a second 48-hour strike by conductors on February 5 and 6.
Arriva said it was pleased that the talks were being held.