Jobs to go at London Midland in restructuring

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London Midland is to cut 150 jobs as part of a restructuring plan designed to tackle rising costs.

The operator has said the changes will focus on head office and support staff.

Managing director, Patrick Verwer said: “The service to our passengers will not be affected by the changes.

“We have made good progress over the last year. Our train service is much improved and higher customer satisfaction scores tell us passengers can see the difference.

“Like every other business however, we have to keep our costs under control. Our proposal has been designed to increase efficiency and reduce our costs while continuing to improve trains and station services.”

London Midland has begun consulting with staff over the plans.

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