Is there a rail strike tomorrow? How the UK rail timetable is disrupted by the planned strike

by 24britishtvJuly 30, 2022, 1 a.m. 20
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Commuters will face more travel disruption this weekend as train operators walk out in a pay dispute.

Aslef union members at eight train operators are staging a strike on Saturday 30 July after talks broke down over pay.

It comes after widespread strikes on 27 July reduced services across England, Scotland and Wales.

Which services will be affected by the train strike?

London Overground No services will run on the London Overground as workers from Arriva Rail, the company which runs the service, are striking. All Overground services will be down for 24 hours so there won’t be any trains on Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday.

Greater Anglia has told customers to “please avoid travelling with us” as most routes won’t have trains running, and other service will be heavily reduced and disrupted. Norwich and Colchester to London Liverpool Street, Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street, and Stansted Airport to London Liverpool St will run one train per hour. The timetable is available here.

Most parts of the GWR network will have no train service. The company is advising people to only travel “if absolutely necessary”. An extremely limited service will only operate on routes between Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington, Reading to Oxford, and Reading to Basingstoke. Services will start later and finish much earlier than normal.

will run a significantly reduced timetable, with one return trip scheduled between Hull and King’s Cross, leaving Hull at 8.24am and then King’s Cross at 11.48am. The train will pass through Brough, Howden, Selby, Doncaster, Retford and Grantham.

will also be running an extremely limited timetable and are warning passengers that trains are going to be very busy. There are no services north of Edinburgh on this day, and trains to London from Edinburgh will be limited to between 7.30am and 4.30pm. There is only one train from Leeds departing at 7.15am from King’s Cross. Trains to Newcastle and York are also limited. Check the timetable here.

There will be no service on any London Northwestern Railway Route due to the strike action. People holding advance tickets on the affected dates can use them on alternative dates or return them to their point of purchase for a refund.

The network will be closed entirely, so no trains will serve any of Kent, East Sussex or South-East London, including the Medway Towns, Tonbridge, Maidstone and the Weald, Thanet, Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover. There will also be no Southeastern trains at all on the Hastings line, nor the branch lines including Sittingbourne to Sheppey, the Medway Valley Line and the Grove Park to Bromley North line. No rail replacement buses or taxis are available either.

No trains will run on the West Midlands Railway service. Refunds or ticket change will apply to affected customers on this service too.

Are other services in Scotland and Wales affected?

ScotRail services aren’t directly affected by the strike but the company has warned passengers services may be busier than normal due to customers from other train operators travelling on its services.

Transport for Wales is also running a full timetable but services are likely to be affected by strike action at the other companies. This could result in short-change cancellations and changes, the company says.

The services between Shrewsbury – Birmingham are expected to be busy with the Commonwealth Games taking place, but with no service being operated by West Midlands Trains. Again, passengers are being advised not to travel unless necessary.

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