Well, we now know that at least one York person has caught a train today (Tuesday).
On the first day of the rail strike, an estimated 80% of services aren’t running. And it turns out that passengers are staying away from those that are.
Téba Diatta filmed this video of her journey, catching the 11.29am Newcastle service to her home city of York today.
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She found she was sharing her coach with just four other people. And journeying further down the train, she found other carriages equally deserted.
“It looks like a bit of a ghost train,” Téba said.
“I’ve heard that a lot of trains are half empty or less, because people are afraid to travel with it being the industrial action.
“Somebody warned me last week that Wednesday would actually be worse because there would be the backlog from today.”
Téba added: “So we thank all the engineers and people working on the line working through the night, including my lovely cousin Nick.”