Union leaders have confirmed that next week’s rail and Tube strikes will go ahead after talks failed to resolve a bitter row over pay, jobs and conditions.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has confirmed the walkouts will take place at Network Rail and 13 train operators will go ahead on Tuesday, Thursday and next Saturday.
The action by tens of thousands of rail workers will cripple services for most of the week. So what’s happening to our operators?
Around 38% of its usual trains will be running, which are likely to be very busy.
The last train from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh is at 2pm, while the final service to Leeds will depart at 3.05pm
The last train from Edinburgh to London is at 12.30pm, with the final departure from Leeds at 3.45pm.
Most services will see a “significant reduction” of trains.
Selby, Malton, Selby, Scarborough, Seamer, Yarm, Brough and Hull stations will be completely closed with no services calling there on strike days:
There will also be significant disruption on Wednesday and Friday.
Passengers are urged “not to travel” between Tuesday and Sunday as services will be suspended “on most routes” during strike days, and there will be a “significant impact” on non-strike days.
A “very limited service” is planned between Bristol Parkway and Plymouth, and Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh Waverley via Leeds, York and Newcastle.
It warned of the possibility of last minute changes to the timetable.
In most cases just three trains in each direction will be running on strike days.
On strike days, trains will only run between Doncaster and London King’s Cross.