Northern is reminding its customers to plan carefully ahead of the third day of RMT strike action this week.

The train operator plans to run around 1,350 services as part of an amended timetable on Friday 12 January.

Sharon Keith, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We will be operating more than 50 per cent of our usual services. We have focussed on providing services between 7am and 7pm to help people get to work and home again and, between these hours, will run more than 60 per cent of our usual services.

“It is important that our customers plan carefully if they intend to travel on Friday as we will have few services before 7am and after 7pm. Our advice is to plan ahead, allow extra time for travel and 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 has made some amendments to the timetables originally published on the website ahead of strike action on Friday. Details of some of these amendments are as follows:

Additional services for Friday 12 January

Doncaster to Leeds
7.08am arriving 8am

Leeds to Horsforth
5.51pm arriving 6.03pm

Cancelled services for Friday 12 January

Preston to Manchester Airport
3.05pm arriving 4.15pm
5.43pm arriving 6.52pm

Customers who planned to travel on the 3.05pm for Oxford Road, Piccadilly and Airport can use the 3.47pm TransPennine Express service.

Customers who planned to travel on the 5.43pm for Oxford Road, Piccadilly and Airport can use the 5:48pm TransPennine Express service.

Manchester Airport to Preston
4.29pm arriving 5.33pm
7.29pm arriving 8.36pm

Customers who planned to travel on the 4.29pm for Piccadilly, Oxford Road or Preston can use the 5.00pm TransPennine Express service.

Customers who planned to travel on the 7.29pm for Piccadilly, Oxford Road or Preston can use the 8.00pm TransPennine Express service. There is also a Northern stopper service for all stations to Manchester at 7.45pm.