Network Rail has launched an appeal for former professional signallers in Lincolnshire to work throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Workers will be required to operate signal boxes and control centres for train tracks to ensure they can stay running 24/7 for vital services.
The appeal has gone out directly to people who are retired signallers or those who moved to other careers in the railway industry.
Chris Gee, Head of Operations for Network Rail’s Eastern region, said: “We are working hard to keep vital services in place as these get key workers to their jobs and keep food and medical supplies across the country moving.
“Signallers are crucial to keep the railway open and we need more former workers to help us provide back-up if some of our staff can’t come to work. Full re-training will be given.”
Any former professional signallers who want to apply should email [email protected]