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Train drivers’ strike to close London Euston station this Saturday

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Passengers are being warned that no trains will be running to or from London Euston station this Saturday (13 August) during industrial action by train drivers.

Members of the ASLEF union who work for multiple train companies across the country will strike for one day, including three out of four operators* which serve the southern terminus of the West Coast main line.

Avanti West Coast and London Northwestern Railway will be running no services and are telling people not to travel.

For detailed advice from Euston’s train operators please use the following links:

People will still be able to access the external entrance and exit to the London Underground but Euston’s entrances and exits will be closed with Network Rail staff on hand to help.

James Dean, Network Rail West Coast South route director, said: “We’re sorry to passengers who’ll be impacted by the ASLEF strike by train drivers this Saturday. With the majority of Euston’s train operators involved we’ve taken the difficult decision to close the station all day. I’d please urge people to follow the advice of their train operator for information on ticketing and refunds. You can also plan your journey for an alternative day by using the National Rail Enquiries website at www.nationalrail.co.uk.”

People are also advised against travelling on other routes with limited services due to the strike action.

Operators not involved in the strike action are expected to be extremely busy.

Routes between London and the Midlands, the North and Scotland will be particularly heavily impacted.

The advice is to keep up to date with the latest via National Rail Enquiries at www.nationalrail.co.uk or with your individual train operator.

The railway will reopen on Sunday 14 August and passengers should check before they travel for the latest information.

Photo credit: Network Rail

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