Rail strikes taking place on Wednesday

The rail  network will be disrupted on Wednesday 27 July because of industrial strike taking place,  services throughout England, Scotland and Wales will be severely affected. Transport Unions plan more action over the summer because of the ongoing dispute about jobs, pay and conditions.

More than 40,000 railway workers who are members of the RMT union will stage a one-day strike, affecting around 80% of services.

Lines that are open will only be running from about 07:30 to 18:30 BST, and a special timetable is in place. The last trains from London will leave for Edinburgh at 14:00, for Birmingham at 15:43 and Manchester at 15:40.

Services will take a while to get back to normal, with more disruption expected on Thursday.

All train operators will be affected as the strike involves Network Rail staff, who maintain the railways in England, Scotland and Wales.


Tail workers for these train operating companies are also going on strike:

Avanti West Coast
Chiltern Railways
Cross Country Trains
East Midlands Railway
Gatwick Express
Great Western Railway
Greater Anglia
Northern Trains
South Western Railway
West Midlands Trains
TransPennine Express

Saturday 30 July:

About 5,500 train drivers at seven rail companies will strike. This also comes during the Commonwealth Games and is the first day of the English Football League season.

Arriva Rail London
Great Western
Greater Anglia
Hull Trains
West Midlands Trains
Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

RMT members will go on strike again, with the same impact on services as 27 July.

Another union that represents rail workers, the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), will also take part in industrial action on these days.

Staff working for seven companies will go on strike: Avanti West Coast, C2C, East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, LNER and Southeastern. Staff at West Midlands Trains, Northern, Greater Anglia, TransPennine Express and Southeastern will take part in industrial action short of a strike.

Although it is not a strike day, disruption is also likely on 19 August.