Northern wants race goers to make sure they are odds on to catch the right train this weekend.

Saturday promises to be a busy day for flat racing, with meetings at Cartmel, Chester and York all guaranteed to pull in the crowds.

Because of RMT strike action on the day, Northern services will be limited with amended timetables in place across the entire network.

There will be fewer trains than normal and most routes will begin to wind down from 5pm, with few trains running after 7pm.

Sharon Keith, Regional Director at Northern, said: “It’s a bank holiday weekend, the weather is going to great and thousands of people will head to the races for a day out.

“We want them all to enjoy the day, but are calling on our customers to plan their journey to and from the courses carefully.

“We will have a reduced number of trains in operation through the day and, in some cases, there won’t be any trains at all – particularly in the evening after the meetings.”

Sharon added: “We’ll do everything we can to run services to get people to Cartmel, Chester and York, but we really need people to think carefully about their travel, make sure they have plans to get to and from the city and consider whether trains are the best option for them.”

For full details of the amended timetables please see northernrailway.co.uk or visit National Rail Enquiries online.