Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to train services during a strike?

The majority of services across the three days will operate between 7am and 7pm, with final services on some routes finishing before 7pm. Trains are expected to be extremely busy, journeys may take longer than normal and connections to other services may not be available. Customers should consider whether their journey is necessary and recheck services before travelling.

The strike will start at 00:01hrs and finish at 23:59hrs on Tuesday 19 June and will start again at 00:01hrs and finish at 23:59hrs on Thursday 21 June. There will be a further period of RMT strike action from 00:01 to 23:59 on Saturday 23 June.

We are doing everything we can to keep you on the move during the strike action. The services we will provide are based on the availability and location of Northern employees who are trained conductors. Wherever possible, we are also focusing services on our busiest routes into major towns and cities.

We don’t expect services to be impacted on the days before or after this strike. We will update you if this is not the case.

We will keep this page updated with the latest travel information for the industrial action. You can also find us on Twitter at @northernassist or Facebook at facebook.com/northernassist

You can get real time journey updates to your mobile at journeycheck.com/northern or by tweeting @northernassist

If you need further assistance when travelling with us, please contact our Customer Experience Centre on 0800 200 6060.

All the services we will run are included in the timetables that you can find on this page. You can also check online train sites such as National Rail Enquiries

Please note, we expect that the trains we do operate will be extremely busy, journeys may take longer than normal and connections to other services may not be available. Customers should consider whether their journey is necessary and recheck services before travelling.