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What does each rail operator plan to do during rail strikes? Brighton News

BEFORE next week’s rail strikes, here’s a breakdown of each rail operator’s plans.

Members of Network Rail’s rail, maritime and transport union and 13 train operators are set to strike for three days over disputes over pay, jobs and pensions.

Half of the UK rail network is to be closed during strikes scheduled for Tuesday June 21, Thursday June 23 and Saturday June 25.

From South

A large part of the network will be closed on strike days.

Services will run on the main line from Brighton to London Bridge and London Victoria, with additional trains from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Sutton and West Croydon, via Crystal Palace.

A modified Sunday service will operate after each strike day.

Express Gatwick

No service on strike days.

A Sunday service will take place on the days following the strikes, with late departures and early arrivals.

South East

Most stations and lines will be closed on strike days, and a “heavily reduced service” will operate elsewhere.

Thameslink

There will be far fewer trains than normal on strike days.

Services will be split between north and south, with nothing running between London St Pancras and London Bridge.

A modified Sunday service will operate after each strike day.

London North East Railway

Approximately 38% of normal service levels are expected.

The trains running “are likely to be very busy”.

London North West Railway

Services on strike days will be “very limited”.

This includes just two trains per hour between London Euston and Northampton, and one per hour between Birmingham New Street and Northampton.

No trains will run between London Euston and Crewe.

Heathrow Express

A reduced frequency service will be put in place, with later first trains and earlier last trains.

Lumo

There will be “some disruption” to services throughout the week.

South West Railway

A “very limited service” will operate between 7:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on strike days, and only on certain lines.

This includes just four trains per hour between London Waterloo and Woking, and two per hour between London Waterloo and Basingstoke.

Stansted Express

A reduced frequency will be put in place, with later first trains and earlier last trains.

Avanti west coast

A service limited to about a quarter of the normal schedule will operate, and only between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A number of routes will not be served, such as to North Wales, Stoke and Edinburgh.

The operator has suspended ticket sales for travel between Tuesday and Sunday to “help reduce disruption and overcrowding”.

c2c

It will operate less than a third of normal services, only between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

This will include two trains per hour from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon, and the same frequency from London Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham.

No trains will run via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.

Caledonian sleeper

All departures are canceled from Monday to Friday.

Chiltern Railways

No trains will run north of Banbury or Oxford between Tuesday and Saturday.

Services will be suspended on “most routes” on strike days due to “extremely limited staff availability”.

Cross country

Schedules are being finalized but there will be “significantly reduced service” on strike days.

East Midlands Railway

Services will be reduced between Tuesday and Sunday.

Only one train per hour will run in each direction on most routes.

Large central

On strike days, it will offer “limited service”.

Great North

Very few trains on strike days, with no service east of Ely to King’s Lynn.

A modified Sunday service will be put in place on the days following the strikes.

Great Western Railway

Services will be “severely affected” between Tuesday and Saturday.

The schedules for these days have not yet been published.

Greater England

On strike days, the company will not run any trains on its regional and secondary lines.

A ‘very limited service’ will operate on some routes to and from London Liverpool Street for part of the day.

Hull Undercarriages

On strike days, trains will only run between Doncaster and London King’s Cross.

merseyrail

There will be a “significant impact” on the services.

North

Passengers are asked “not to travel” between Tuesday and Sunday as services will be suspended “on most routes” during strike days, and there will be a “significant impact” on non-strike days.

Scot Rail

No trains will run north of Glasgow or Edinburgh on strike days.

Only two trains per hour will run between towns via Falkirk.

Trans Pennine Express

There will be a “significant reduction in available services” on strike days.

Several stations will be closed, such as Middlesbrough, Scarborough and Selby.

There will also be major disruptions on Wednesday and Friday.

– Transport for Wales

The majority of lines will be closed on strike days, with reduced frequencies on those that remain open.

West Midlands Railway

The industrial action will have a “considerable impact on the number of trains” running on strike days.

There will also be “very limited service” on Wednesday and Friday.

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Source: www.theargus.co.uk
This notice was published: 2022-06-17 04:58:00

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