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New timetables and planned disruption

Neighbourhood Weekender festival goers warned over RMT strike action on Northern

24 May 2018
Northern is warning Neighbourhood Weekender festival goers to plan their travel carefully ahead of Saturday’s event.

RMT union strike action will see significant reductions to Northern services in and out of Warrington on Saturday 26 May, meaning festival goers may struggle to get to the town by rail.

And all are being warned there will be no Northern trains after the event as services will wind down by 7pm.

Sharon Keith, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We are running as many services as possible between Manchester and Liverpool – calling at Warrington Central – but, as a result of the RMT action, these will be severely limited.

“All festival goers should also be aware that whilst they may be able to get to Warrington using Northern services, we will have no trains running after the event and so they will need to plan their journeys very carefully.

“East Midlands trains will be operating a full service, as will Virgin Trains and Arriva Trains Wales to and from Warrington Bank Quay, but all trains are expected to extremely busy.”

Sharon added: “Our timetables for the day of strike action can be found online at www.northernrailway.co.uk and via National Rail Enquiries and I urge everyone planning to travel to Warrington to check thoroughly to make sure they get to and from the event safely.”

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