Northern’s plans to keep the north of England on the move during today’s industrial action are on track.

By 10am more than 420 Northern services had completed their journeys and plans are in place to run a further 700 throughout the rest of the day.

Sharon Keith, Regional Director at Northern, said: “The morning peak passed without incident and, thanks to the revised timetable, we were able to help our customers get where they needed to be.

“We are now concentrating on getting people home this evening and afternoon. Any customers who want to travel later today on a Northern service should think carefully about their plans. Our services will begin to wind down from later afternoon, and there will be few trains running after 7pm.”

Sharon added: “I’d like to thank our customers for their patience so far today, and ask that they continue to work with us as we head into the bank holiday weekend. I’d also like to thank our staff who continue to work hard to operate our trains and look after our customers.”

For full details of rail services operating during the strike and for FAQs about Northern's response to the strike please check the industrial action page.

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