Rail workers to hold three 24-hour strikes

By Sam Cooper | 04/01/2018

Rail workers to hold three 24-hour strikes
Rotherham Central railway station

RAIL passengers face three days of disruption next week as workers walk out on strike in a long-running row over the role of guards.

Members of the RMT union will hold 24-hour walkouts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with services at Rotherham Central affected.

The majority of trains will run between 7am and 7pm each day and rail operator Northern advised passengers to allow extra time for their journeys.

Sharon Keith, regional director at Northern, said: “Services across the three days will be busy as many people are returning to work and school after the Christmas break.

“We are doing all we can to keep our customers on the move and are focussing on running as many trains as possible between 7am and 7pm to get people to work and home again.

“Between these hours we will run more than 60 per cent of our normal weekday timetable. We will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren’t running.

“We ask everyone to take time to plan their journeys carefully, allow extra time for travel and regularly check for service updates on our website.”

Visit www.northernrailway.co.uk/strike for more information and details of revised timetables.

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