Which train services are affected by today’s rail strikes?

Passengers at a quiet London Euston train station

Expect disruptions to the rail network again (Image: PA)

Hundreds have joined pickets across Britain today as train strikes resume.

Nine out of 10 trains will be canceled today as all unions – RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers), TSSA (Transport Salaried Staffs Association) and Aslef (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) – pull out while negotiations continue on numbers .

The last planned strikes were called off as a mark of respect following the Queen’s death on September 8. However, these have now been carried out and will be running over the next few weekends.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch has written to Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan urging her to “take urgent steps to facilitate a negotiated settlement” after the union said the latest figures showed rail bosses benefiting from government tax cuts.

The railway union has threatened to go on strike well into the winter over unacceptable wage offers from government-backed railway companies.

Mick Whelan, Aslef's General Secretary (centre) with Labor MP's Dawn Butler (left) and Barry Gardiner (right) outside Willesden Green railway station

Mick Whelan, General Secretary of Aslef, with Labor MP’s Dawn Butler and Barry Gardiner (Image: PA)

The disruption will be significantly worse than other rail strikes this year as union members RMT, Aslef and TSSA will all go on strike simultaneously for 24 hours.

The unions came together to coincide with the start of the Conservative Conference in Birmingham.

There will be no trains in many areas, with no direct services at all on some intercity routes between London and Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

– Avanti West Coast

All services on Avanti West Coast routes have been cancelled.

– Chiltern Railway

There will be no services on November 26th.

– cross country

Members of the ASLEF (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) union gather at a picket line outside Euston Station in London

The strikes are set to continue into the run up to Christmas (Image: Getty Images)

CrossCountry will not be offering any services on Saturday.

– Gatwick Express

The advice given is: ‘Only travel if absolutely necessary as their website says there will be restricted hours and ‘severe disruption’.

– Great Western Railway

According to their website, only “extremely reduced service” will be running on a “limited number of routes” on November 26 – and those trains that are running must complete their journey by 9.30pm.

– Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has asked customers to avoid traveling on their “greatly reduced and disrupted” service.

– Heathrow Express

All Heathrow Express services have been cancelled.

Aslef General Secretary Mick Whelan (right) at a picket line at King's Cross station in London

Aslef General Secretary Mick Whelan (right) at a picket line in Kings Cross (Image: PA)

London Bridge Station

Most rail services across the country will not operate (Image: George Cracknell Wright/LNP)

– hull pulls

Hull Trains is unaffected by the industrial action but has warned its services will be “very busy”.

– London Northeast Railway

The LNER is operating a reduced service and is advising customers to check if their service has been affected and how to get a refund.

– London North West Railway

There are no London Northwestern Railway trains.

– North

There will be no services on November 26th.

ASLEF picket workers

The pickets at Paddington Station in London (Credit Image: Vuk Valcic/ZUMA Press Wire/Shutterstock)

– Southeast

All south-east connections have been cancelled.

– Southern

Only travel if absolutely necessary as they offer a reduced service with services starting and ending later than usual.

If you travel please check your Trip and expect disruptions.

– Stansted Express

Stansted Express has advised customers to avoid traveling on Saturdays.

– Transpennine Express

Customers are advised to avoid travel whenever possible as the service has a significantly reduced schedule.

– Transport for Wales

While not directly affected by strikes, services are likely to be impacted by other operators’ reduced schedules.

Customers have been advised to avoid unnecessary travel between Carmarthen – Swansea – Cardiff – Newport and Cardiff – Severn Tunnel Junction – Gloucester – Cheltenham. There will also be no service between Crosskeys and Newport.

Those attending Saturday’s Wales v Australia rugby match at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium should check the website for travel advice.

– West Midlands Railway

There are no West Midlands Railway trains on Saturday.

Meanwhile, several more strikes are expected to follow throughout December.

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