The rail union Aslef says its members will strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, just a day after a similar announcement was made by the RMT.
It means that there is a Network Rail strike on the 27th July, as already announced. Plus, this evening the RMT, said it would take action on the 18 and 20 August too.
Hull Trains at Selby will be affected on Saturday 16 July, Saturday 23 July and Saturday 30 July. Read more about this from YorkMix here
LNER will be hit on Saturday 30 July too.
Further ballots close at Northern and TransPennine Express on Thursday 25 August. However as Network Rail control the track and signals all operating companies could have issues on the 27th (July) like last time.
Mick Whelan, Aslef general secretary, told Sky News “We don’t want to go on strike – strikes are the result of a failure of negotiation.
He added that they don’t want to inconvenience passengers and they don’t want to lose money by going on strike. But they have, he said, been forced into this position by the train companies, driven by the Tory government.
Rachael Maskell MP (Labour York Central) said she supported the staff on strike because of the cost of living crisis everyone was facing.
She called on the Government to get involved in the negotiations.
Ms Maskell can be heard on our YorkMix Radio news bulletins at 1600 1700 1800 and 2200