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Passengers reminded to check before they travel and prepare for disruption as members of the RMT and ASLEF unions set to strike this week

  • Passengers are reminded to expect significant disruption this Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th as ASLEF and RMT leadership call a series of walk-outs in train operating companies. 
  • Both rail unions are staging further strike action on Wednesday the 31st of May, as well as Saturday the 3rd of June.  
  • Services within the Liverpool metropolitan area will remain unaffected, and train companies are doing all they can to make sure people travelling to the Eurovision final on the 13th of May from outside the city can get there. 
  • The levels of disruption will vary across the country, so passengers are being asked to check before they travel.  
  • Timetables for Friday, 12 May and Saturday, 13 May are live on National Rail website, with timetables for 31 May expected on Wednesday 24 May. Timetables for 3 June will be published on Saturday 27 May. 
  • ASLEF has also imposed an overtime ban across 15 train operators between 15 and 20 May inclusive, as well as on 13 May and 1 June which may lead to short-notice cancellations with wide regional variations. 
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Passengers are advised to check before they travel and prepare for disruption as members of the RMT and ASLEF unions set to strike in May and June

  • Passengers are being warned to expect significant disruption on Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th and Wednesday the 31st of May, as well as Saturday the 3rd of June as ASLEF and RMT leadership call a series of walk-outs for drivers in train operating companies. 
  • Services within the Liverpool metropolitan area will remain unaffected, and train companies are doing all they can to make sure people travelling to the Eurovision final on the 13th of May from outside the city can get there. 
  • The levels of disruption will vary across the country, so passengers are being asked to check before they travel.  
  • Timetables for Friday, 12 May and Saturday, 13 May are live on National Rail website, with timetables for 31 May expected on Wednesday 24 May. Timetables for 3 June will be published on Saturday 27 May. 
  • ASLEF has also imposed an overtime ban across 15 train operators between 15 and 20 May inclusive, as well as on 13 May and 1 June which may lead to short-notice cancellations with wide regional variations. 
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Public transport providers encourage the public to plan journeys during the Coronation weekend

  • Public transport will be the best way of travelling around during the historic weekend but some services and stations are expected to be busy and queueing systems may be in place in some areas.  
  • Passengers should plan their journey in advance, allow extra time and check live updates while travelling 
  • Ticketholders travelling to the Coronation Concert at Windsor on Sunday, 7 May are advised to plan their journey to and from the concert in advance 
  • For more information on travelling over the Coronation weekend, visit  https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/coronation/ For those passengers who are traveling to London, please check https://tfl.gov.uk/coronation   
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Rail industry launches an immersive VR experience to encourage bystander reporting to combat sexual harassment

  • New VR experience, designed to empower bystanders to recognise and combat sexual harassment on the railway, launches today at Waterloo Station 
  • 85% of women would feel relieved if someone intervened when experiencing sexual harassment on public transport 
  • Train companies and British Transport Police are providing advice and tips on how bystanders can safely intervene and report a situation before police or rail staff are able to get involved