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Passengers reminded to only travel by train if necessary on Saturday due to 24-hour strike by Aslef

  • Train services will be severely disrupted on Saturday 26 November due to a walkout by drivers at eleven train companies  
  • 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 Delivery Group responds to the latest RMT statement

The Rail Delivery Group has responded to today's (21 November 2022) statement from the RMT.

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Passengers should expect disruption due to 24-hour strike by Aslef on 26 November

  • A 24-hour walkout by drivers at eleven train companies will cause disruption to passengers on Saturday 26 November 
  • A special timetable for 26th has now been published, 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 29 November 
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The Rail Delivery Group responds to the latest Aslef strike date

Following today's (10 November) announcement by Aslef for a strike on 12 train operators on 26 November

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UPDATED: Passengers should expect a week-long disruption due to further industrial action

  • With the RMT staging strike action on 5, 7 and 9 November, passengers are advised to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary 
  • Only around 20% of services will operate, and in some parts of the country there will be no rail services at all 
  • A special timetable for 5, 7 and 9 November to be published on 1, 3 and 5 November, but it is certain that trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm 
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Assistance dogs play the smart card to support rail customers

  • Rail companies launch information card and other aids for people supported by assistance dogs on trains
  • The cards explain why the assistance dog needs space under an empty seat
  • Assistance dog owners are able to book a free extra seat in advance on some services for their dog to lie under.
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Passengers reminded to only travel by train if absolutely necessary on Saturday as reduced timetable is published

  • Following co-ordinated strike action by the RMT, Aslef and TSSA last weekend, and another Aslef walkout yesterday, there will be more disruption for passengers this Saturday owing to further RMT strike action
  • Timetable has now been published, showing that around 20% of the usual number of services will run
  • Trains that do run will start later and finish much earlier than usual, so passengers are asked to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary. Those who must travel should expect disruption, plan ahead and check when their last train will depart