What is each train operator planning to do during the rail strikes?

Rail workers are walking out on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

What is each train operator planning to do during the rail strikes?

Britain’s train operators have started releasing information about what services they intend to run during next week’s rail strikes.

Rail workers are walking out on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

There will also be disruption on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Lines likely to remain open during rail strike
(PA Graphics)

– Avanti West Coast

A limited service of around a quarter of the normal timetable will operate, and only between 8am and 6pm.

A number of routes will not be served, such as to North Wales, Stoke and Edinburgh.

The operator has suspended ticket sales for travel between Tuesday and Sunday to “help reduce disruption and overcrowding”.

– c2c

It will operate fewer than a third of normal services, only between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

This will include two trains per hour from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon, and the same frequency from London Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham.

No trains will run via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.

– Caledonian Sleeper

All departures are cancelled between Monday and Friday.

– Chiltern Railways

No trains will run north of Banbury or to Oxford between Tuesday and Saturday.

Services will be suspended on “most routes” on strike days due to “extremely limited availability of staff”.

– CrossCountry

Timetables are being finalised but there will be a “significantly reduced service” on strike days.

– East Midlands Railway

Services will be reduced between Tuesday and Sunday.

Just one train per hour will run in each direction on most routes.

– Gatwick Express

No service on strike days.

A Sunday service will run on the days after the strikes, with late starts and early finishes.

– Grand Central

On strike days it will run a “limited service”.

– Great Northern

Very few trains on strike days, with no services east of Ely to King’s Lynn.

An amended Sunday service will be in place on the days after strikes.

– Great Western Railway

Services will be “severely affected” between Tuesday and Saturday.

Timetables for those days have not yet been released.

– Greater Anglia

On strike days the firm will not run any trains on its regional and branch lines.

A “very limited service” will operate on some routes to and from London Liverpool Street for part of the day.

– Heathrow Express

A reduced frequency service will be in place, with later first trains and earlier last trains.

– Hull Trains

On strike days, trains will only run between Doncaster and London King’s Cross.

– London North Eastern Railway

Around 38% of usual service levels are planned.

Trains that do run “are likely to be very busy”.

– London Northwestern Railway

Services on strike days will be “very limited”.

This includes just two trains per hour between London Euston and Northampton, and one per hour between Birmingham New Street and Northampton.

No trains will operate between London Euston and Crewe.

– Lumo

There will be “some disruption” to services throughout the week.

– Merseyrail

There will be a “significant impact” on services.

– Northern

Passengers are urged “not to travel” between Tuesday and Sunday as services will be suspended “on most routes” during strike days, and there will be a “significant impact” on non-strike days.

– ScotRail

No trains will run north of Glasgow or Edinburgh on strike days.

Just two trains per hour will run between the cities via Falkirk.

– South Western Railway

A “severely limited service” will run between 7.15am and 6.30pm on strike days, and only on some routes.

This includes only four trains per hour between London Waterloo and Woking, and two per hour between London Waterloo and Basingstoke.

– Southeastern

Most stations and routes will be closed on strike days, and a “severely reduced service” will operate elsewhere.

– Southern

Much of the network will be shut down on strike days.

Services will run on the Brighton Mainline to London Bridge and London Victoria, with additional trains from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Sutton and West Croydon, via Crystal Palace.

An amended Sunday service will operate after each strike day.

– Stansted Express

A reduced frequency will be in place, with later first trains and earlier last trains.

– Thameslink

There will be far fewer trains than normal on strike days.

Services will be split north and south, with nothing running between London St Pancras and London Bridge.

An amended Sunday service will operate after each strike day.

– TransPennine Express

There will be a “significant reduction in available services” on strike days.

Several stations will be closed, such as Middlesbrough, Scarborough and Selby.

There will also be significant disruption on Wednesday and Friday.

– Transport for Wales

The majority of lines will be closed on strike days, with reduced frequencies on those that remain open.

West Midlands Railway

The industrial action will have a “considerable impact on the number of trains” that run on strike days.

There will also be a “very limited service” on Wednesday and Friday.

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