Northern announces details of skeleton timetable for RMT strike action days

Northern has published timetables for the skeleton service it will operate on the three days next week (Tuesday, June 21; Thursday, June 23; and Saturday, June 25) when industrial action by the RMT union is set to take place.

By Dominic Brown
Saturday, 18th June 2022, 11:30 am

Timetables for the days affected by the strikes can be found at northernrailway.co.uk/travel/strikes

In short, the skeleton timetable comprises hourly services between 8am and 6pm from:

Leeds to Sheffield via Wakefield Westgate.

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Strikes will take place on June 21, 23 and 25

Leeds to York via Micklefield.

Leeds to Bradford Forster Square.

Leeds to Skipton.

Leeds to Ilkley.

Ilkley to Bradford Forster Square.

Skipton to Bradord Forster Square.

Darlington to Saltburn.

Liverpool to Alderley Edge via Chat Moss, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

While there will be an uplift in services on days that fall in-between strikes dates, the knock-on effects and fleet displacement implications have forced Northern to advise its customers "do not travel" next week.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “We’ve done everything we can to offer people across the North of England a skeleton service – but our advice remains not to travel.

“The timetable we have put in place has been agreed with Network Rail, who have had to consider the requirements of other train operators and freight services on the network.

“We apologise in advance for the disruption and inconvenience that the RMT’s industrial action will cause.

"We continue to be keen to speak to the RMT to find a resolution and avoid any future strikes.”

Customers should visit northernrailway.co.uk/travel/strikes for the latest advice and travel information.

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