Network Rail Strike Service Info (25th-27th May)

UPDATE 14:47, 21/05/15:

Both the TSSA and RMT have suspended strike action following talks with Network Rail.

Choose a service provider:

Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio ScotRail
Arriva Trains Wales
C2C
Chiltern Railways
Cross Country
East Midlands Trains
Eurostar
First Great Western
First Hull Trains
First TransPennine Express
Grand Central
Heathrow Connect
Heathrow Express
London Midland
London Overground
London Underground
Mersey Rail
Northern Rail
Southeastern
Southern
South West Trains
Thameslink (Great Northern)
Virgin Trains (East Coast)
Virgin Trains (West Coast)

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Abellio Greater Anglia

On Monday 25 May, there will be no services at all after mid-day.
On Tuesday 26 May, there will be no services at all, except for an extremely limited, skeleton service between London and Norwich, London and Colchester, London and Shenfield and London and Stansted Airport in the middle of the day (plans for which are currently being developed). These services will run infrequently with limited capacity and only serve selected stations.
On Wednesday 27 May, services will start operating on all routes only from 06.00 onwards, but there will be service disruption and alterations as we work to restore the full normal service.

Our advice to customers is do not travel by train on Monday/Tuesday 25/26 May. We advise you to make other travel arrangements. Please also note that the action will affect the entire national rail network and therefore affect plans for journeys on other routes.

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Abellio ScotRail

On Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May, ONLY the following services will be running with limited timetables. If your route is not listed, all services are cancelled throughout both days of the industrial action.

The following services will run on Monday 25 May only:

The following services will be running on both days, with limited timetables:

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Arriva Trains Wales

Monday 25 May

There will be many cancellations and services are expected to be busy.  From approximately 14:30, all services will start to run down.  There will be no services after 17:00.

There will be no service all day between

Shrewsbury – Birmingham
Shrewsbury – Crewe
Shrewsbury to Wrexham
Wrexham – Chester
Chester – Manchester
Chester – Crewe
Wrexham – Bidston
Newport – Hereford
Lydney – Cheltenham

There will be an hourly service until approximately 14:30 between

Hereford – Shrewsbury calling all stations
Holyhead – Chester calling all stations (please note there will be no Virgin services)
Crewe – Manchester calling at Sandbach, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow

There are planned services running down from approximately 14:30 between

West Wales – Cardiff
Swansea – Shrewsbury (via Heart of Wales Line)
Aberystwyth/Pwllheli – Shrewsbury
Valleys & Cardiff local routes
Ebbw Vale – Cardiff
Maesteg – Lydney
Blaenau Ffestiniog -Llandudno
Llandudno Junction – Llandudno

Tuesday 26 May

There will be no services operated by Arriva Trains Wales other than the following:

There are planned services running from around 07:30 and then running down from approximately 14:30 between

Rhymney – Cardiff Bay (1 train per hour)
Bargoed – Cardiff Bay (1 train per hour)
Cardiff – Severn Tunnel Junction (2 trains per hour)
Crewe – Manchester (1 train per hour – calling at Sandbach, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow)

Wednesday 27 May 

First Great Western will be running an hourly service between Cardiff Central and London (both directions) and a separate hourly service to Bristol Temple Meads (from 07:30 to 18:30)

Normal scheduled services are anticipated for most of Wales from 00.01 on Wednesday 27th May.  Services in the English border areas (north, midlands and west) are, however, unlikely to commence until around 06.00 or later in some locations.  This is likely to have an impact on some services originating/terminating in Wales crossing the Wales/England border.  More information on start-up services on Wednesday morning will appear on this web page by Sunday 24th May.

All customers intending to use train services on the morning of Wednesday 27th May are advised to check your journey before you travel. 

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C2C

We are awaiting confirmation from Network Rail if any c2c trains will be able to run during these times. Many areas will have no train service at all. Other stations will have a restricted train service at limited times at best. Rail replacement buses will be running on some routes, but these will be limited.

 

We apologise for this uncertainty, but our advice will remain not to travel even if some trains are able to run

An update on likely services will be published here by 15.00.

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Chiltern Railways

Monday 25th May:

While we are running trains, they are starting later and finishing earlier than usual. They are likely to be extremely busy and may be subject to delay if something goes wrong on the day. Please read all the information on this page carefully and consult the special timetable before travelling.

Birmingham Moor Street / Stratford Upon Avon – Banbury – London Marylebone

We are able to operate a service from all major stations starting from Birmingham Moor Street from 0800 until approximately 1600.

Services will not call at Hatton, Lapworth, Kings Sutton, or Wembley Stadium. Services finish much earlier than usual so please make sure you have finished your journey by mid afternoon.

No Chiltern trains will serve Birmingham Snow Hill, or stations between Stourbridge and Birmingham Snow Hill (though limited London Midland services will run on this route). There will be no Chiltern Railways services to / from Stratford Upon Avon.

Bicester North – High Wycombe – London Marylebone

We are able to operate a reduced frequency service between Bicester North and London between 0730 and 1700. Services will not call at Wembley Stadium, South Ruislip, Northolt Park and both Sudbury stations. Trains will not run between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury and Little Kimble and Monks Risborough stations will receive no service.   Services finish much earlier than usual so please make sure you have finished your journey by mid afternoon.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a service for the football at Wembley Stadium.

The last train from Bicester North (for Bicester Village) will be much earlier than usual. Please leave Bicester Village shopping outlet by 1600.

Aylesbury – Amersham – London Marylebone

We are able to operate a service between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and London between 0730 and 1700. Some trains will not call at Rickmansworth.   Services finish much earlier than usual so please make sure you have finished your journey by mid afternoon.

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Tuesday 26th May:

While we are running trains, they are starting later and finishing much earlier than usual. They are likely to be extremely busy and may be subject to delay if something goes wrong on the day. Please read all the information on this page carefully and consult the special timetable before travelling.

Birmingham Moor Street / Stratford Upon Avon – Banbury – London Marylebone

We are able to operate a service from all major stations starting from Birmingham Moor Street from 0800 until approximately 1600. Services will not call at Hatton, Lapworth or Kings Sutton. Services finish much earlier than usual so please make sure you have finished your journey by mid afternoon.

No Chiltern trains will serve Birmingham Snow Hill, or stations between Stourbridge and Birmingham Snow Hill (though limited London Midland services will run on this route). There will be no Chiltern Railways services to / from Stratford Upon Avon.

Bicester North – High Wycombe – London Marylebone

We are able to operate a reduced frequency service between Bicester North and London between 0730 and 2200.  There will be a gap in the service to and from Marylebone between 1700 and just after 1900 when no trains will leave. Please do not arrive at Marylebone in this time as the station will get very busy.  Services will not call at Wembley Stadium, South Ruislip, Northolt Park and both Sudbury stations.  Trains will not run between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury and Little Kimble and Monks Risborough stations will receive no service.

There will be a gap in the service from Bicester North (for Bicester Village). Please leave Bicester Village shopping outlet before 1600 or after 1900.

Aylesbury – Amersham – London Marylebone

We are able to operate a reduced frequency service between Aylesbury / Aylesbury Vale Parkway and London between 0730 and 2200.  There will be a gap in the service from Marylebone between 1700 and just after 1900 when no trains will leave. Please do not arrive at Marylebone in this time as the station will get very busy.  Some trains will omit to call at Rickmansworth

Evening peak hour services

Due to the handover between the limited number of available signallers, no trains can leave London Marylebone between 1700 and just after 1900. This is normally the busiest time. Please do not arrive at Marylebone during this time as the station will get very busy.

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Cross Country

Monday 25 May 2015

  • Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads starting at 0725 and every hour until 1700
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth starting at 0645, then 0845 and every hour until 1700
  • Derby to Newcastle via Leeds starting at 0811 and every hour until 1511
  • Newcastle to Derby via Leeds starting at 0835 and every hour until 1535

Tuesday 26 May 2015

  • Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads starting at 0725 and every hour until 1700
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth starting at 0645, then 0845 and every hour until 1700
  • Derby to Newcastle via Doncaster starting at 0811 and every hour until 1511
  • Newcastle to Derby via Doncaster starting at 0835 and every hour until 1535

The map below shows details of CrossCountry routes that will be closed and open on Monday and Tuesday.

Industrial action

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East Midlands Trains

After working closely with Network Rail we have now been able to plan a timetable for our services on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. Please see below for specific timetable information for your journey.

Route Mon 25 May 2015 Tue 26 May 2015
London St Pancras International to/from Sheffield/Derby/Nottingham/Leicester

Timetable for Monday 25 May Click here

Timetable for Tuesday 26 May Click here

Subject to change

Trains will start running later than usual in the morning and finish earlier than usual in the evening. The first train to arrive into London St Pancras International will be at 0748(from Melton Mowbray). The first train from Sheffield will depart 0629, calling at Derby 0705 and arriving into London St Pancras at 0856. The first train from Nottingham leaves 0630 and arrives 0823. The last trains to leave London St Pancras International will be the 1657 to Sheffield and the 1730 to Nottingham. Trains will start running later than usual in the morning and finish earlier than usual in the evening. The first train to arrive into London St Pancras International will be at 0910 (from Derby). The last trains to leave London St Pancras International are the 1458 to Sheffield, 1601 to Nottingham, and the 1626 to Derby. A bus service will operate between Corby and Kettering to connect in with trains.
Matlock to/from Nottingham/Newark Castle

Timetable for Monday 25 May Click here

Timetable for Tuesday 26 May Click here

Subject to change

A near normal service but earlier closedown by 2000. A service will run from 0700 until 1900 between Matlock and Nottingham only.
Derby to/from Crewe/Stoke-on-Trent/Uttoxeter

Timetable for Monday 25 May Click here

Subject to change

A near normal service but earlier closedown by 2000. No service.
Nottingham to/from Skegness/Boston/Sleaford/Grantham No service. No service.
Nottingham to/from Worksop/Shirebrook/Mansfield/Hucknall

Timetable information for Monday 25 May Click here

Timetable information for Tuesday 26 May Click here

Subject to change

A near normal service but earlier closedown by 2030. A train service operates between 0700 and 1900 between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham only.
Lincoln to/from Newark/Nottingham/Leicester/Loughborough/Sileby/Syston

Timetable information for Monday 25 May Click here

Timetable information for Tuesday 26 May Click here

Subject to change

A near normal service but earlier closedown by 2030. A train service operates between 0700 and 1900 between Leicester and Nottingham only.
Doncaster to/from Peterborough/Spalding/Sleaford/Lincoln

Timetable information for Monday 25 May Click here

Subject to change

A near normal service but with a later start of services after 0700 and earlier closedown by 1830. No service.
Newark Northgate to/from Grimsby

Timetable information for Monday 25 May Click here

Subject to change

A near normal service but with earlier closedown by 2030.  No service.
Norwich to/from Nottingham/Grantham/Peterborough/Ely

Timetable information for Monday 25 May Click here

Subject to change

Significantly reduced service, Ely to Norwich only with closedown by 1200. No service.
Liverpool Lime Street to/from Nottingham/Sheffield/Stockport/Manchester

Timetable information for Monday 25 May Click here

Subject to change

Significantly reduced service, Nottingham to Sheffield only with closedown by 2030. No service.

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Eurostar

On Monday 25 May 2015, Network Rail workers plan to stage a 24-hour strike from 5pm (BST). If this strike goes ahead, the following services on Tuesday are likely to be cancelled:

ex UK trains 9004, 9080 and 9110,

ex Continent train 9019.

The remainder of our services on Monday and Tuesday will run to the normal timetable, but will be subject to minor delays.

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First Great Western

Subject to agreement from Network Rail, we aim to operate the following:

London Thames Valley
  • Paddington – Didcot, calling at Slough Maidenhead (Peak only) and Reading: Every 30 mins
  • Paddington – Didcot, calling at Ealing Broadway, Southall Hayes and Harlington, West Drayton, Iver, Langley, Slough, Maidenhead, Twyford, Reading, Tilehurst, Pangbourne, Goring and Streatley, Cholsey and Didcot Parkway: Every 30 mins
  • Paddington – Reading non-stop to operate during peak time only: Every 30 mins
  • Paddington – Reading, calling at Acton Mainline, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes and Harlington, West Drayton, Slough, Burnham, Taplow, Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading: Every 30 mins
  • Branch line services to Bourne End/Marlow and Windsor to run every 20/30 mins
Bristol
  • Paddington – Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Reading Didcot, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath and Bristol, extended to Weston-Super-Mare and Taunton during peak: Hourly
  • Swindon – Bristol, calling at Chippenham, Bath Spa, Oldfield Park, Keynsham, Bristol Temple Meads: Hourly
  • Bristol Parkway – Weston-Super-Mare, calling at Filton, Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol Temple Meads, Bedminster, Parson St, Nailsea and Backwell, Yatton, Worle, Weston Milton and Weston-Super-Mare: Hourly
South Wales
  • Paddington – Swansea on Monday and Cardiff on Tuesday, calling at Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Bristol Parkway, Newport and Cardiff: Hourly
  • Cardiff – Taunton, calling at Newport, Severn Tunnel Juncton, Patchway, Filton Abbey Wood, Bristol Temple Meads, Nailsea, Yatton, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, Highbridge, Bridgwater and Taunton: Hourly
Devon and Cornwall
  • Paddington – Plymouth, calling at Reading, Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads, Taunton, Tiverton, Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Ivybridge (select trains only) and Plymouth: Hourly
  • Exeter – Newton Abbot, stopping service: Hourly
  • Sleeper services will not be able to operate on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Network Rail has confirmed that they do not expect to be able to allow access to the following areas of the First Great Western network, and no trains will run after 0001 Monday 25 May and throughout Tuesday 26 May. Service start up on Wednesday will also be affected:

  • North Cotswolds line, from Oxford and calling at Worcester and Hereford, or services between Didcot and Oxford
  • Beyond Plymouth to Penzance and on Devon and Cornwall branch line services
  • Reading to Gatwick Airport/Reading to Basingstoke
  • Between Swindon and Gloucester/Cheltenham
  • Between Bath Spa and Portsmouth Harbour
  • Between Reading and Taunton
  • On the Henley-on-Thames and Greenford Branch lines
  • On Severn Beach branch line

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First Hull Trains

No Information At Present. Check Website.

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First TransPennine Express

If the proposed industrial action goes ahead we would strongly advise customers not to travel on the affected dates as the following changes will apply to our services:

South Transpennine Route 

Services between Manchester Airport and Sheffield / Doncaster / Cleethorpes

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 May 2015

There will be NO First TransPennine Express services on this route

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Some early morning services will be amended / cancelled until routes become available (signallers on duty) and trains are positioned.

North Transpennine Routes

If the proposed industrial action goes ahead, the following changes will apply to services on the routes between Liverpool & Manchester and Leeds / Hull / York & the North East

Monday 25 May 2015

Only limited sections of the route will be available to operate a much reduced service until approx 1700

A special timetable will operate – departure times will be different to the normal timetable

  • Liverpool to Manchester (via Warrington Central,  Birchwood and Liverpool South Parkway) – NO SERVICE ALL DAY 
  • Liverpool to Manchester – 2 services each hourServices will operate between Liverpool and Manchester Oxford Rd / Manchester Piccadilly via the Chat Moss route. These services continue to Newcastle / Middlesbrough
  • Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds / York – 2 services each hour1 x Liverpool to Newcastle, 1 x Liverpool to Middlesbrough both services will call at Stalybridge, Huddersfield and Dewsbury

There will be no First TransPennine Express services to or from Manchester Victoria

THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES BETWEEN LEEDS AND MANCHESTER AFTER 1700

  • Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly – 1 TPE service each hour calling at Heald Green, Gatley, East Didsbury, Burnage and Mauldeth RdSecond service provided by the North West route (see below)
  • Leeds to Hull – 1 service each hour calling at Garforth, Selby, Howden and Brough
  • York to Scarborough – 1 service each hour calling at Malton and Seamer
  • York to Newcastle – 1 service each hour calling at Northallerton, Darlington, Durham and Chester-le-Street
  • York to Middlesbrough – 1 service each hour calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm and Thornaby

A small number of services will continue to operate between 1700 and 1830 as services approach their destinations.

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Only very limited sections of the route will be available to operate a much reduced service between 0730 and 1830 only

A special timetable will operate – departure times will be different to the normal timetable

  • Liverpool to Manchester (via Warrington Central, Birchwood and Liverpool South Parkway) – NO SERVICE ALL DAY
  • Liverpool to Manchester – 2 services each hourServices will operate between Liverpool and Manchester Oxford Rd / Manchester Piccadilly via the Chat Moss route. These services continue to Stalybridge.

There will be no First TransPennine Express services to or from Manchester Victoria

  • Manchester to Leeds – NO SERVICE ALL DAY
  • Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly – 1 TPE service each hour calling at Heald Green, Gatley, East Didsbury, Burnage and Mauldeth Rd

Second service provided by the North West route (see below)

  • Leeds to Hull – NO SERVICE ALL DAY
  • York to Scarborough – NO SERVICE ALL DAY
  • York to Newcastle / Middlesbrough – NO SERVICE ALL DAY

Other operators will operate a limited service between York and Newcastle

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Some early morning services will be amended / cancelled until routes become available and trains are at the correct locations to start the services.

North West Routes 

If the proposed industrial action goes ahead, the following changes will apply to services on the routes between Manchester Airport and Preston / Blackpool / Barrow / Windermere / Scotland

Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May 2015

A very limited service will operate on this route.

A special timetable will be in place – departure times will be different to the normal timetable

  • An hourly service will operate between Manchester and Preston / Lancaster between 0730 and 1700 (approx)Services will call at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Wigan North Western. Selected services will be extended to operate to / from Carlisle via Oxenholme and Penrith. All services will be formed of 6 coaches.
  • Manchester Airport to Preston / Blackpool North – NO SERVICE ALL DAY

No services will operate through Chorley or Bolton.

All previously advertised replacement buses on this route will not run.

  • Preston/Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness – NO SERVICE ALL DAY
  • Oxenholme to Windermere – NO SERVICE ALL DAY

The revised timetable on this route is available here

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Some early morning services will be amended / cancelled until routes become available and trains are at the correct locations to start the services.

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Grand Central

As access to the rail network will be very restricted during the period of industrial action we regret that Grand Central will only be able to operate a reduced service on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2015 and unable to run any train services on Tuesday 26 May 2015.

The following services are expected to operate on Monday 25 May 2015;

06.45 Sunderland – London Kings Cross

07.52 Bradford -London Kings Cross

08.02 London Kings Cross – Sunderland

08.42 Sunderland – London Kings Cross

10.21 Bradford – London Kings Cross (i)

10.48 London Kings Cross – Bradford (ii)

11.21 London Kings Cross – Sunderland

12.53 London Kings Cross – Darlington (ii)

(i) This train will not call at Pontefract.

(ii) This train will leave London Kings Cross later, at 11.25 and will not call at Pontefract.

(ii) This service will terminate at Darlington  and will not call at Eaglescliffe, Hartlepool and Sunderland.  Passengers should alight at Darlington for a rail replacement coach service to Hartlepool and Sunderland and for a Northern Rail connection to Eaglescliffe.

The following Grand Central services are expected to be cancelled on Monday 25 May 2015;

06.55 Bradford Interchange – London Kings Cross

14.33 Bradford Interchange – London Kings Cross

12.28 Sunderland – London Kings Cross

15.18 Sunderland – London Kings Cross

17.31 Sunderland – London Kings Cross

14.48 London Kings Cross – Bradford Interchange

16.03 London Kings Cross – Bradford Interchange

19.52 London Kings Cross – Bradford Interchange

16.50 London Kings Cross – Sunderland

19.18 London Kings Cross – Sunderland

Tuesday 26 May 2015

We regret that we are unable to operate any of our advertised services on both routes on Tuesday 26 May 2015.

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Heathrow Connect

Heathrow Connect services will not run on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May due to planned Network Rail industrial action.

Heathrow Express will be running a regular service on these days although starting later and finishing earlier than usual.

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Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express running every 15 minutes but with later start and earlier finish times

Should the planned Network Rail strike go ahead on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, Heathrow Express will continue to run a regular service every 15 minutes. However services will start later and finish earlier than usual.

London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5
The first service departs London Paddington at 07:25 and then every 15 minutes at 40, 55, 10 and 25 minutes past the hour with the last service at 17:55.

Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington
The first service departs Terminal 5 at 07:27 and then every 15 minutes at 42, 57, 12 and 27 minutes past the hour with the last service at 17:57.

Inter terminal transfer service
The first service from Terminals 1, 2 & 3 departs at 07:48, with the last service at 18:18.

The first service from Terminal 4 departs at 07:41, with the last service at 18:11.

Outside of these times, customers may use the London Underground to transfer between terminals free of charge.

On Wednesday 27 May services are likely to start later than usual at around 07:00.

Please note services are subject to change so please continue to check our website before travelling.

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London Midland

On Monday and Tuesday, we will only be able to operate a very restricted service – and only on the following lines:

  • Coventry to Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street
  • Kidderminster to Dorridge via Birmingham Snow Hill
  • Kidderminster to Stratford–upon–Avon via Shirley and Birmingham Snow Hill
  • Stourbridge Town to Stourbridge Junction
  • Coventry to Nuneaton
  • Bletchley to Bedford (Tuesday only)

Click here to download a map view of the restricted service we are running on Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 May.

These plans are based on information currently available from Network Rail and may be subject to change.

No other London Midland services will run on these days. All train companies will be similarly affected by the industrial action. Trains will only run between 0730 and 1830 each day and we are encouraging people to find other ways to travel if possible.

The nature of the industrial action by Network Rail employees means that we will not be able to run electric powered trains – which accounts for most of our fleet.

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London Overground

No services will run, except between Dalston Junction and New Cross/New Cross Gate which will operate from 08:00 and 13:00 on Monday and 08:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday

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London Underground

Bakerloo line: trains will not run north of Queen’s Park
District line: there will be no service between Wimbledon and Putney Bridge after 17:00 on Monday and all day Tuesday. There will be no service between Turnham Green and Richmond all day on Monday and Tuesday
Waterloo & City line: no service

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Mersey Rail

Merseyrail services will be affected in the following way:

  • Services will stop at approximately 6pm on Monday 25th May
  • No trains will run on Tuesday 26th May
  • Train services will resume on Wednesday 27th May, but there may be some timetable changes

We strongly advise that passengers do not rely on the last trains on Monday, services are expected to be extremely busy. Please allow plenty of time for your journey home and aim to travel before 6pm when services will finish. 

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Northern Rail

MONDAY 25th

We intend to operate train services on the following routes until mid-afternoon:

North West/ Lancashire / Cumbria

  • Crewe – Manchester via Manchester Airport (diesel trains only)
  • Manchester – Liverpool via Earlestown (diesel trains only)

North East / Yorkshire / Lincolnshire

  • Newcastle – Hexham (No services between Hexham and Carlisle)
  • Newcastle – Morpeth
  • Newcastle – Middlesbrough via Sunderland
  • Darlington – Bishop Auckland
  • Darlington – Middlesbrough – Saltburn
  • Middlesbrough – Whitby
  • Leeds – Selby
  • Leeds – York via Garforth
  • Leeds – Harrogate – York
  • Leeds – Ilkley
  • Leeds – Skipton
  • Leeds – Bradford Forster Square
  • Ilkley – Bradford Forster Square
  • Skipton – Bradford Forster Square
  • Leeds – Huddersfield
  • Leeds – Doncaster via Wakefield
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Rotherham
  • Leeds – Sheffield – Nottingham via Barnsley
  • Leeds – Sheffield via Castleford
  • Leeds – Bradford – Hebden Bridge (No services Hebden Bridge – Manchester)
  • Leeds – Brighouse – Hebden Bridge (No services Hebden Bridge – Manchester)
  • Sheffield – Huddersfield
  • Sheffield – Doncaster – Hull
  • Hull – Scarborough
  • Sheffield – Worksop (No services between Worksop and Lincoln)

We will not be able to run any services on the following routes:

North West/ Lancashire / Cumbria

  • Hadfield/Glossop – Manchester
  • Rose Hill/Marple/New Mills – Manchester
  • Sheffield – Manchester
  • Buxton – Stockport – Manchester
  • Stoke – Stockport – Manchester
  • Alderley Edge – Stockport – Manchester
  • Chester – Altrincham – Manchester
  • Liverpool – Warrington – Manchester
  • Kirkby – Wigan – Bolton
  • Southport – Wigan – Manchester
  • Blackpool – Wigan – Liverpool
  • Warrington – Earlestown
  • Blackpool – Bolton – Manchester
  • Clitheroe – Blackburn – Manchester
  • Preston – Ormskirk
  • Blackpool South – Colne
  • Blackburn – Todmorden – Manchester
  • Hebden Bridge – Manchester
  • Blackpool – Preston – Hebden Bridge
  • Carlisle – Whitehaven – Barrow
  • Barrow – Carnforth – Lancaster – Preston
  • Lancaster – Morecambe/Heysham
  • Ellesmere Port – Warrington

North East / Yorkshire / Lincolnshire

  • Sheffield – Manchester
  • Doncaster – Scunthorpe
  • Hull – York
  • Sheffield – York
  • Cleethorpes – Barton on Humber
  • Huddersfield – Wakefield
  • Huddersfield – Manchester Victoria
  • Wakefield – Knottingley
  • Leeds – Knottingley via Pontefract
  • Skipton – Carlisle
  • Skipton – Lancaster/Morecambe
  • Hebden Bridge – Manchester
  • Hebden Bridge – Preston/Blackpool
  • Hexham – Carlisle

TUESDAY 26th

It is likely that nearly all of our lines will be closed and we will only be able to operate trains on the following routes between 0730 and 1830:

  • Sheffield – Doncaster
  • Sheffield – Chesterfield
  • Crewe – Manchester via Manchester Airport (diesel trains only)
  • Manchester – Liverpool via Earlestown (diesel trains only)

We will be unable to operate any services that are not listed above. Due to the scale of the disruption we will not be able to operate replacement bus services so if your journey is affected please look for alternative forms of transport.

WEDNESDAY 27th

We anticipate running a normal service on Wednesday 27 May but there may be service disruptions and alterations from the start of service. Please check before you travel.

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Southeastern

We are able to run the following services –

Monday 25 May 

From 9am to 7pm:

  • Gravesend – Victoria via Sidcup:  2 trains per hour
  • Dartford – Victoria via Bexleyheath:  2 trains per hour
  • Ashford – Victoria via Maidstone East:  2 trains per hour
  • Sevenoaks – Victoria via Orpington:  2 trains per hour
  • Orpington – Victoria via Herne Hill:  2 trains per hour
  • Gravesend – St Pancras:  2 trains per hour
  • Ashford – St Pancras:  2 trains per hour
    (until 19.00, then St Pancras – Ebbsfleet to 22.30)

Tuesday 26 May

From 9am to 5pm:

  • Hayes – Cannon Street:  2 trains per hour
  • Dartford – Cannon Street via Sidcup:  2 trains per hour
  • Dartford – Cannon Street via Greenwich:  2 trains per hour
  • Dartford – Cannon Street via Bexleyheath:  1 train per hour
  • Dartford – Charing Cross via Bexleyheath:  2 trains per hour
  • Dartford – Charing Cross via Sidcup:  1 train per hour
  • Grove Park – Charing Cross:  2 trains per hour
  • Victoria – Bromley South:  4 trains per hour
  • St Pancras – Ebbsfleet:  4 trains per hour

Wednesday 27 May

Services may also be affected on Wednesday May 27 as operations return to normal, we advise you to check before travelling.

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Southern

Monday
No services will run until 07.30 then the following services will run until 17.00
  • 4 trains per hour between Brighton and London Victoria calling at Haywards Heath, Three Bridges, Gatwick Airport and East Croydon
  • 2 trains per hour between Three Bridges and London Victoria calling at Gatwick Airport and East Croydon
  • 4 fast trains per hour between East Croydon and London Victoria

Please allow yourself plenty of time

Tuesday

NO SERVICE

Wednesday

We intend to run the full weekday service however, early morning trains may be disrupted. Please check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.

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South West Trains

Customers using South West Trains and Island Line trains are advised that services will be severely disrupted.

Planned train service:

  • Monday 25 May: Passengers are advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary as there will be a severely reduced service from early afternoon, with all trains stopped by late afternoon
  • Tuesday 26 May: No services

Passengers should be aware that the above situation may change and be updated. Detailed information will be published as soon as possible. Customers are also advised to check before travel on Wednesday 27 May.

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Thameslink (Great Northern)

We have been advised by Network Rail that if industrial action by their signallers and maintenance staff goes ahead on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May then we will be able to operate only a very limited service to only some of our key stations from only around 7.30am until only mid-afternoon on both days. There may be severe disruption on Wednesday as well.

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to run or maintain this level of service and we advise you not to travel. Those services that do run will be extremely busy.

If your journey is essential, you should try to travel on the days before or after the strike. Tickets for travel on either of the strike days (including advance purchase tickets) will be valid on Sunday 24 or Wednesday 27 May.

Queuing systems will be in place at stations that are open and you will have a long wait before you are able to board a train.

The number of trains we are permitted to operate by Network Rail will be very limited indeed.  We cannot therefore guarantee to get you to your destination.

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Virgin Trains (East Coast)

A revised timetable is now available please click on the links to view the timetables for Monday 25 May andTuesday 26 May 2015.
Please note: Our Journey Planner and booking engine do not currently reflect these changes to the timetables for these dates.

Monday 25 May 2015

We will be running trains until the early afternoon, with the exception of services in Scotland beyond Edinburgh, where there will be no Virgin Trains East Coast services to and from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness.

Last train northbound

  • London Kings Cross – Edinburgh -11.30
  • London Kings Cross – Newcastle -14.00
  • London Kings Cross – York -14.30
  • London Kings Cross – Leeds – 14.35
  • London Kings Cross – Peterborough – 16.33

Last train southbound

  • Edinburgh – London Kings Cross – 13.30
  • Edinburgh – York – 14.30
  • Newcastle – London Kings Cross – 15.00
  • Leeds – London Kings Cross – 16.15

Tuesday 26 May 2015

A limited number of trains will run on our London – Leeds and London – York – Newcastle routes only.

First train northbound

  • London Kings Cross – Newcastle – 07.30
  • London Kings Cross – Leeds – 07.35
  • York – Newcastle – 07.37
  • Doncaster – Newcastle – 08.11

First train southbound

  • Newcastle – London Kings Cross – 07.29
  • York – London Kings Cross – 07.37
  • Newark – London Kings Cross – 07.37 (Grantham – 07.50)
  • Leeds to London Kings Cross – 07.40
  • Peterborough – London Kings Cross – 07.41
  • Doncaster – London Kings Cross – 07.46

Last train northbound

  • London Kings Cross – Newcastle -14.30
  • London Kings Cross – York -15.30
  • London Kings Cross – Leeds – 16.35
  • London Kings Cross – Peterborough – 17.03

Last train southbound

  • Newcastle – London Kings Cross – 15.30
  • Leeds – London Kings Cross – 16.15
  • York – London Kings Cross – 16.33
  • Newcastle – Newark – 16.25
  • Leeds – Doncaster – 17.15

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Virgin Trains (West Coast)

Following formal notification from Network Rail, if this industrial action goes ahead there will be no Virgin Trains services running on the West Coast Mainline on either Monday 25 or Tuesday 26 May. If the industrial action is called off by lunchtime on Sunday, we would expect to run a near normal service on those two days. This refers to Virgin Trains services on the West Coast, for Virgin Trains East Coast please click here.

Customers planning to travel on the affected dates will need to make alternative arrangements. If you are planning to travel on Sunday 24 or Wednesday 27 we recommend that you check before you travel for more information on how your journey may be affected.

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– Compiled by Andy Carter

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