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Passengers warned to plan journeys in advance and only travel by train if absolutely necessary on 18 and 20 August due to continued national industrial action

  • Coordinated industry contingency plan will see around 20% of services running and some parts of the country with no rail services
  • Special timetables for 18 and 20 August to be published on 14 and 16 August but it is likely that trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm
  • Passengers are asked to plan ahead, check before they travel, to expect disruption and to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary
Paddington station

Passengers should expect disruption due to another 24 hour strike by Aslef on 13 August

  • A 24-hour walkout by drivers at nine train companies will cause disruption to passengers on Saturday 13 August, coinciding with another busy weekend of football, with Premier League games in Manchester, London, Birmingham and Brighton likely to be affected
  • Timetables will be published on  Tuesday 9 August, but passengers are advised to follow the latest travel advice, check before they travel and allow extra time for their journey. Other train companies not involved in the strike will be running trains, but these are expected to be busy.
  • Passengers with tickets can use their ticket either on the day before the date on the ticket, or up to and including Tuesday 16 August