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TransPennine Express customers urged to avoid travel on Sunday March 27 as RMT union goes on strike UK News

The rail operator warns the strike will disrupt services and says it will only run a very limited number of trains during the day.

It runs the South TransPennine service from Cleethorpes via Doncaster and Sheffield to Manchester.

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Transpennine Express urges passengers to avoid travel on March 27 as RMT goes on strike

Those planning to use TransPennine Express (TPE) services on Sunday are asked not to travel and instead make their journey back and forth on strike day.

According to TPE, anyone needing to make an essential journey should ensure they are well prepared and plan their journey, with changed timetables to be posted online. Services will be subject to last minute changes and cancellations. Travelers should therefore allow sufficient extra time and check carefully via National Rail Inquiries before commencing their journey.

Bicycles will not be allowed on board TPE services on Sunday, the company also warned passenges before the day of the strike.

Kathryn O’Brien, Director of Customer Experience for TransPennine Express, said: ‘The continued strike action by RMT means that we will only be able to operate a very limited service for customers this Sunday and as such we recommend people not to travel.

“This will be the seventh day of the railway union strike, and we are truly disappointed that we cannot provide full service to our customers.

“Anyone planning to use our services this weekend are asked to travel either side of the strike day instead.”

TPE has arranged ticket acceptance with several other train companies to support those making essential journeys on Sundays.

TPE tickets will be accepted on Northern, Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry, Lumo, LNER (between York and Edinburgh), ScotRail, Hull Trains (between Hull-Brough/Doncaster only) and Transport for Wales services. Ticket acceptance is also in place for FirstBus services in West Yorkshire for customers who may need to use a bus service to complete a train journey.

Certain exclusions will apply, and full details are available online.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-24 23:41:05

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