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Passengers warned to only travel by train if absolutely necessary on 1, 5 and 8 October amid coordinated strike action
- With the RMT, Aslef and TSSA coordinating strike action on Saturday 1 October, only around 11% of services will operate, and in some parts of the country there will be no trains at all
- Train drivers at 14 operators are also walking out on Wednesday 5 October, meaning disruption for passengers on those routes
- The RMT is then staging another walkout on Saturday 8 October
- Special timetables for 1 and 5 October will be published on National Rail Enquiries next week, while the timetable for Saturday 8 October will be published early the following week (w/c 3 October)
- With trains starting later and finishing much earlier than usual, 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.
- Thousands of railway staff and hundreds of extra services stand ready to welcome huge numbers over the weekend and on Monday as the nation continues to gather to pay its last respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- All Network Rail managed stations in London – including King’s Cross, London Victoria, London Waterloo, London Liverpool Street, Charing Cross and Euston – will be open 24 hours a day to provide shelter so people can safely wait for their trains to get home.
- A small number of trains will also run from some of these stations through the late evening and into the night to enable mourners to safely return home.
- Rail industry warns that services and stations are likely to be extremely busy over next nine days
- Some changes to ticketing arrangements related to commemorations of the death of Her Majesty the Queen