Plan travel for Meadowhall lights celebration as rail strike hits

By Michael Upton | 07/11/2017

Plan travel for Meadowhall lights celebration as rail strike hits

REVELLERS heading for a date with Craig David (pictured) to Meadowhall’s Christmas lights celebrations are being urged to make alternative travel arrangements due to a rail strike.

Train operator Northern Rail said people heading by rail to the event on Wednesday - headlined by the singer - would need to find a different way to head home.

This is due to RMT strike action, which means last trains will depart Sheffield Meadowhall station well ahead of the event’s 8pm finish.

Northern is also operating a reduced service between 7am and 7pm on Wednesday and travellers are urged to re-check services before travelling. 

Northern’s last train from Meadowhall towards Sheffield departs at 18.54 and towards Leeds at 17.56.

Paul Barnfield, Northern's Regional Director said: “We urge customers wanting to attend this year's Christmas Live event by train, to plan ahead and make alternative travel arrangements for their journey home.

“We are, of course, sorry for any inconvenience this will cause to people attending one of Sheffield's most popular annual events. 

“We are trying to keep everyone updated and on the move as much as possible.”

Bus company Stagecoach Yorkshire said it would be putting on extra buses and more double-deckers across key routes during the planned industrial action.

Details of revised rail timetables during the RMT strike can be found at 

This also includes information on rail replacement bus services that will be operating in certain areas.

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