Passengers planning on travelling during RMT strike action involving multiple train operators on Thursday 16 and Saturday 18 March are being warned not to get caught out with trains finishing much earlier than normal.
Many last trains will leave between 3pm and 5pm and arrive at their final destinations before 7pm.
Liverpool Lime Street station will close completely at 7pm on both days.
Services will also start later than usual on the days after each strike as train operating staff return to work.
Passengers are urged to check www.nationalrail.co.uk so they know exactly what to expect.
People can also get more detail from their individual train operators through these links:
- Avanti West Coast’s information page
- Northern’s information page
- TransPennine Express’ information page
- East Midlands Railway’s information page
- Transport for Wales’ information page
Although industrial action by Network Rail staff in the RMT union has been suspended as members vote on a revised pay deal, strikes for train operators are still going ahead.
Kyla Thomas, Liverpool Lime Street station manager for Network Rail, said: “Our staff will be on hand at Lime Street to help passengers on the strike days this Thursday and Saturday but our advice to people is to please plan their journeys in advance so they don’t get caught out by trains finishing much earlier than normal. We don’t want people to be unable to get home again from a day trip to Liverpool, so please check National Rail Enquiries or with your train operator so you know your earlier train times on the strike days.”
For all travel information, including reduced timetables as a result of strike action, see National Rail Enquiries.
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