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Passengers reminded if travelling this weekend to only travel by rail if necessary and plan ahead

  • Significantly reduced timetable on Saturday as the third day of RMT’s national strike action is set to go ahead
  • Trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm, and some parts of the country will have no services at all due to lack of staff availability
  • Passengers should only travel by train if necessary and should check their journey in advance, and expect some disruption on Sunday with a reduced timetable in operation
  • Passengers can choose to either use their ticket on another day, or will be able to claim a refund
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Rail ‘strike day’ timetables outlined as passengers urged to plan ahead and only travel by rail if necessary

  • Coordinated industry contingency plan will see very limited timetable available on strike days with around 20% of services running
  • Trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm
  • Passengers asked to plan ahead, check before they travel, to expect disruption and only travel if necessary
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RMT urged to call off strikes and stay at the table

  • Rail industry urges RMT to call off premature strikes and continue discussions to avoid unnecessary and disruptive industrial action  
  • Reform is necessary to modernise the industry and secure the long-term future of the railway