The RMT has announced a total of nine days of planned strikes on consecutive Saturdays – 25 August, 1 September, 8 September, 15 September, 22 September, 29 September, 6 October, 13 October and 20 OCtober – which will impact on our services.

This Saturday, 29 September - the sixth Saturday of RMT strike action - we will be operating a reduced timetable with very few trains running before 9am and after 6pm.

We expect to run around 30% of services and all customers are advised to plan carefully if they intend to travel on the rail network.

Unfortunately, on some routes, we aren't able to run services, while others have a limited service. On those routes where we are able to operate trains, we expect all services to be extremely busy. We also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren’t running.

On Sunday there will be planned cancellations on a small minority of routes, primarily in the north west, and again customers should check up to the last minute before travelling.

This weekend also sees a number of events taking place throughout the north of England and customers are reminded of the impact the amended timetables will have on travel to and from those events.

All customers are advised to check before travelling and, where necessary, may want to seek alternative modes of transport.

Our priority during a strike is to keep you informed and on the move and we will publish our timetables on this page as soon as possible. At any time you can keep up-to-date by following us on social media:



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Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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