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RAIL STRIKE ACTION – 28TH APRIL 2017

 
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RAIL STRIKE ACTION – 28TH APRIL 2017
by Edward Talbot - Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1:33 PM
 

Following two previous one day strikes called by the RMT for the 13th March and 8th April, a further day of industrial action has now been called for this Friday 28th April 2017

Northern has today announced its timetable for train services that will run during RMT industrial action on Friday 28 April.

Northern expects to run more than 40 per cent of its normal timetable, and more than 300 additional rail replacement buses, to help keep the north of England on the move.  All services are expected to be extremely busy, with industrial action taking place on Friday before the bank holiday weekend and the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event.

Customers are advised to give themselves extra time to travel and consider whether their journeys are necessary.  Sharon Keith, Regional Director for Northern, said:

‘To keep as many people as possible, we are targeting available trains on our busiest routes and at peak times.  The majority of trains will run between 7am and 7pm, with rail replacement buses on some routes where we are unable to run trains.  Customers need to plan carefully as services will start to wind down from late afternoon’

Northern’s revised timetable and for more information can be viewed HERE