Northern Issues Reminder About RMT January Strike Timetables
Northern is reminding all customers that amended timetables will be in place for the three days of RMT strike action on Monday 8, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 January.
The train operator plans to run more than 50 per cent of its usual services on each of the three days – equating to around 1,350 services every day.
The amended timetables, which have been published on the Northern website, supersede all others previously published – including those put in place engineering work.
The majority of trains will run between 7am and 7pm and Northern expects all services to be extremely busy, especially in the morning and evening peak periods. Customers are advised to allow extra time to travel and to plan any journeys carefully.
Sharon Keith, Regional Director at Northern, said:
“Services across the three days will be extremely busy.
“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. 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.”
Details of the revised timetables, as well as other information about the impact of the RMT strike action, can be found on Northern’s website at northernrailway.co.uk/strike. Train running information can also be found on National Rail Enquires website.
Customers who travel on 8, 10 or 12 January and experience delays of 30 minutes or more, can claim compensation through Northern’s Delay Repay scheme. Those with season tickets that don’t include buses, trams or ferries, who decide not to travel due to strike action, can also claim compensation. All claims can be made using the Delay Repay process on Northern’s website or by collecting a form at any staffed station.
Northern Issues Reminder About RMT January Strike Timetables, 5th January 2018, 20:26 PM