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Will any train services be running?

We will operate around 700 services each Saturday in December. Please note that services will generally not start before 7am, with most services finishing ding down between 5pm and 7pm – please check before you travel.

How long will the strike last?

It is a 24 hour strike, beginning from 00:01hrs on Saturday 15 December to 23:59hrs.

How have you decided to run the trains that are available on 15 December?

Northern is doing everything it can to keep people on the move during the strike action planned for 15 December.

We will provide a limited number of train services. 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.

Will the strike impact services on Sunday 15 December?

We don’t expect services to be impacted. We will update if this is not the case.

Who can I contact for more information?

We will keep this page updated with the latest travel information for 15 December.

You can get real time journey updates to your mobile by visiting journey check or by tweeting @northernassist.

How can I find out if my journey will be affected?

All of the services we will run are included in the timetables that you can find at the top of this page. Closer to 15 December, information on the services that Northern will operate will be found at online train sites such as National Rail Enquiries, Trainline and on Northern’s own website.