Yorkshire rail commuters still face travel disruption, despite union calling off strike action
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The union has formally withdrawn notices for all strike action and action short of a strike (ASOS) at NR all of which involves thousands of members, in order to facilitate the progress of ongoing ‘constructive, intensive and detailed discussions’ aimed at improving the current offer.
Strikes were due to take place in the union’s national dispute with NR on Saturday, November 5, Monday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 9, running alongside industrial action short of a strike.
However, action by the Rail and Maritime Transport (RMT) union affecting train companies including TransPennine Express (TPE) is still planned to go ahead, with TPE confirming there will still be severe disruption to rail services on those dates.
Only a very small number of TPE services will be in operation across a single route on November 5,7 and 9.
On these dates, the rail operator will only be running trains between Huddersfield and York and anyone planning travel on this route should do so only if their journey is absolutely necessary.
Detailed information as well as the latest updates on the strike impact, can be found here.
Northern is advising its customers not to travel on November 5, 7 and 9 and urges people to ‘check before you travel’ on Sunday 6, Tuesday 8 and Thursday, November 10, when services will not be able to start until much later in the morning.