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How services are affected by strikes

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With 40,000 RMT represented staff striking on Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June and Saturday 25 June, here is how services are being affected.

Avanti – “significantly reduced” timetable Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June and Saturday 25 June. Warning to only travel if necessary.

c2c – reduced services on strike days from 07:30 – 18:30, equating to less than a third of normal service levels. This includes two trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon, two trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham, and no trains running via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred. Full services from 08:00 between strike days, services starting 06:00.


Caledonian Sleeper – cancellation of all services from Monday 20 June to Friday 24 June inclusive. 

Chiltern – No services will operate from 21 to 25 June inclusive north of Banbury, or to and from Oxford. On strike days there will be limited staff, no replacement buses or alternative travel provided.

CrossCountry – Significantly reduced on strike days, with days between action starting 07:45.

East Midlands – Strike day services will be significantly reduced, between 07:30 and 18:30 only. On the EMR Regional there is one train per hour between Derby and Matlock, between Derby and Nottingham, between Leicester and Nottingham, and between Nottingham and Sheffield. All other routes will be closed on EMR Regional, with no replacement transport. Other routes will see engineering affect services on Saturday.

Elizabeth Line & Overground – London Overground services will only run between 07:30 and 18:30 on strike days. ASLEF members are striking on 23 June.

Govia Thameslink – Action will “severely affect” all journeys on Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern between Tuesday 21 June and Sunday 26 June.

Grand Central – Limited services with compulsory reservations. It intends to run full services either side of strike days.

Great Western – On strike days, an extremely limited service will operate between 07:30 and 18:30. On non-strike days, no services will run before 07:00.

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express – Greater Anglia will not be running any services on its regional and branch lines. A very limited service will operate on some routes to and from London Liverpool Street for part of the day. There will be a reduced Stansted Express service

Heathrow Express – Heathrow Express will be operating a reduced service on the strike dates. Travelling on the days between strikes will also be affected.

Hull Trains – Only operating between Doncaster and London Kings Cross on 21, 23 and 25 June. Those services will only be able to operate between 07:30 and 18:30.

LNER – Over these strike dates LNER will be running around 38% of their usual trains and says it is likely to be very busy.

London Northwestern – Very limited services on strike days (from 07:30 to 18:30 only) and in between.

Lumo – Says there will be “some disruption”.

Merseyrail – There will be no Merseyrail train services on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June. There will be no rail replacement buses on strike days, and limited replacement on Wednesday and Friday.

Northern – On strike days it will only be able to run on the following:

  • Darlington – Saltburn
  • Liverpool Lime Street – Alderley Edge
  • York – Leeds
  • Ilkley – Bradford Forster Square – Leeds
  • Skipton – Bradford Forster Square – Leeds
  • Leeds – Bradford Forster Square

ScotRail – ScotRail will only be able to run services on the following on strike days:

  • Edinburgh – Glasgow via Falkirk High: two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh – Bathgate: two trains per hour
  • Glasgow – Hamilton / Larkhall: two trains per hour
  • Glasgow – Lanark: two trains per hour
  • Edinburgh – Glasgow via Shotts: one train per hour

Southeastern – Limited services, with only 35 out of its 180 stations open on strike days.

South Western Railway/Island Line – With Network Rail signallers and more than 2,100 SWR RMT members taking industrial action, SWR will run a dramatically reduced timetable on strike days, with significant parts of the network closed.

TransPennine – Significantly reduced services with the following stations closed:

  • Yarm
  • Scarborough
  • Seamer
  • Malton
  • Selby
  • Brough
  • Hull (the bus station will remain open)

Transport for London – Most London Underground (tube) and London Trams services will either be severely disrupted or not running. Buses, the DLR and other services which are running will be extremely busy with queues to board. 

Transport for Wales – Most services will be suspended on strike days.

West Midlands Railway – Limited services running between 07:30 and 18:30 on strike days.

Note: Much of this information has been taken to the best of ability from National Rail or from individual Train Operators. It is intended to illustrate the strike action impact, and it is not meant to be used for travel purposes. Anyone intending to travel around the strike should check with their train operator. All details are subject to change and RBD takes no responsibility for use as travel information.

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