Who is on strike today and how does it affect you? March 18 update

Rail traffic is again hit by strikes.

Rail, Shipping and Transport Union (RMT) members at rail operators will pull out on Saturday in a long-running row over pay, jobs and conditions.

Many operators only run trains for limited hours.

Those not involved in the dispute won’t see any major impact, but their services could be busier than normal due to timetable cuts elsewhere.

Here’s a breakdown of each operator’s plans:

– Avanti West Coast

One train per hour will operate in both directions between London Euston and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston respectively.

A limited service operates to and from Glasgow.

– c2c

No major impact.

– Caledonian sleeper

No major impact.

– Chiltern Railway

There will be no trains north of Banbury.

There will be one hourly service in each direction between London Marylebone and Aylesbury/Aylesbury Vale Parkway, Banbury and Oxford.

– cross country

There are no direct services to and from Birmingham New Street and places such as Cambridge, Cardiff, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth and Stansted Airport.

– East Midlands Railway

Just one train per hour will operate in each direction between Leicester and Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield and between London St Pancras and Kettering and Corby.

There will be the same frequency between Derby and Matlock; and between Nottingham and Derby, Sheffield, Mansfield Woodhouse and Grantham respectively.

– Elizabeth line

Services will start later than normal.

– Gatwick Express

There will be no services, but Southern will operate trains between Gatwick Airport and London Bridge.

– Grand Central

No major impact.

– Great North

There will be very few trains with no services east of Ely to King’s Lynn.

– Great Western Railway

Trains will operate between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway, Cardiff and Exeter via Bristol Temple Meads, Newbury and Oxford.

The only other routes open are between West Ealing and Greenford, Slough and Windsor, Maidenhead and Marlow, Twyford and Henley, Reading and Basingstoke, Cardiff and Westbury, and Plymouth and Newton Abbot.

– Greater Anglia

Some routes will have reduced frequency, but many will have normal or near-normal service.

– Heathrow Express

No major impact.

– hull pulls

No major impact.

– London North East Railway (LNER)

A restricted timetable applies.

This includes the London King’s Cross-Edinburgh route with a total of just 16 trains in both directions.

– London North West Railway

A limited timetable applies on these routes only: between Birmingham New Street and Northampton via Coventry, Birmingham International via local stations and Crewe.

Services will also operate between London Euston and Northampton.

– London Uplands

No major impact.

– Lumo

No major impact.

– Mersey Rail

No major impact.

– North

Trains will only operate between Leeds and York, Hebden Bridge, Ilkley, Skipton, Sheffield and Bradford Forster Square, and between Darlington and Saltburn and Liverpool and Manchester Airport.

– ScotRail

No major impact.

– Southwest Railway

There will be significantly reduced service, only between London Waterloo and Hounslow and Woking and between Basingstoke and Southampton, Guildford and Woking and Salisbury and Basingstoke.

– Southeast

Trains will not operate on most of the network in Kent and East Sussex.

These lines run two trains per hour in each direction for most of Saturday: Bexleyheath, Bromley North, Bromley South, Sidcup and Woolwich.

The high-speed line has two trains an hour to and from Ashford International and four trains an hour to and from Ebbsfleet International.

The Sevenoaks line will have two trains per hour to and from Sevenoaks and four trains per hour to and from Orpington.

– Southern

There will be very few local stops in south London due to construction work.

No trains will serve Clapham Junction or Victoria, most being diverted to London Bridge.

– Stansted Express

Services between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport operate from 7am to 11pm.

– Thames Link

Services are split north and south, with no service between London St Pancras and London Bridge.

– TransPennine Express

A reduced timetable only applies on these routes: between Huddersfield and York, Manchester Airport and Preston and Cleethorpes and Sheffield.

– Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales is not involved in the industrial action but some of its services will be very busy as other operators have reduced timetables.

– West Midlands Railway

A limited timetable will only operate on these routes: between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch/Bromsgrove via Birmingham New Street and between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton via local stations.

https://metro.co.uk/2023/03/18/whos-on-strike-today-and-how-will-it-affect-you-update-for-march-18-18462834/ Who is on strike today and how does it affect you? March 18 update

Justin Scacco

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