Train provider releases timetable for strike day next week
A rail company which operates across the county has announced its full timetable of service for next week's union strike.
Northern says it expects to run more than 1,300 rail services on Wednesday, May 9 during the RMT’s industrial action.
The majority of services will run between 7am and 7pm, though many routes will start to wind down from late afternoon.
However, the company expects all its services to be extremely busy on the day and is advising commuters to allow extra time for journeys.
Sharon Keith, regional director for Northern, said: “Being able to run so many services, supplemented by the extra rail replacement buses, means we will be able to keep the north of England on the move.
“Our amended timetables have been developed to provide the best possible cover, with a particular focus on providing services at the busiest times on our busiest routes.
“Despite this planning, we expect all services to be busy and ask our customers to plan ahead accordingly.”
A Northern spokesman added: “Full details of the revised timetables – together with rail replacement bus schedules – and supporting information for customers can be found on the Northern website.
“Northern will have people out across the network during the coming week to assist customers and answer any questions they might have.”
RMT members are staging a series of strikes over a pay and conditions dispute, including the controversial planned imposition of driver-only trains.