Thousands of London Underground employees and prepare drivers at rail networks are set to strike in September and October.
RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport union) and ASLEF (The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) members are hanging in an ongoing dispute over pay and circumstances.
ASLEF represents drivers, whereas RMT represents members from plenty of completely different sectors throughout the rail trade – together with station employees and guards.
When ASLEF members go on strike, it normally means there are not any drivers. When RMT members go on strike, there’s widespread disruption to the community with plenty of individuals in several roles happening strike.
Here is all the things it’s essential to know:
Who is strolling out and when?
RMT members engaged on the London Underground will strike in September and October.
This includes 1000’s of Tube employees and means underground providers within the capital will probably be fully shut down on these dates:
Wednesday 4 October
Friday 6 October
ASLEF prepare drivers at rail networks throughout the nation are set to strike on these dates:
Saturday 30 September
Wednesday 4 October
There can even be an ASLEF additional time ban – an motion in need of a strike – on the next days throughout the UK rail community:
Friday 29 September
Monday 2 October
Tuesday 3 October
Wednesday 4 October – when there’s already a strike in place
Thursday 5 October
Friday 6 October
Quite a lot of rail providers will probably be affected on today, albeit not as dramatically as on all-out strike dates.
Which rail traces will probably be affected – and the way?
Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast is not going to be working any providers on Saturday 30 September or Wednesday 4 October.
Customers who booked tickets to journey on today can declare a full, fee-free refund from their level of buy.
Customers with pre-booked tickets for journey on a strike day can use their ticket the day earlier than or the 2 days after.
Avanti West Coast plans to function its regular timetable in the course of the additional time ban dates.
There will probably be no C2C service on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
On days when additional time bans are in place, there will probably be a decreased peak time service and a decreased frequency of two trains per hour throughout off-peak hours throughout all routes.
First and final trains will probably be unaffected.
There will probably be no Chiltern Railways providers on Saturday 30 September or Wednesday 4 October on any routes.
There can even be a “slightly reduced” service on Friday 29 September in preparation for the deliberate strike day.
Chiltern Railways will probably be working an amended timetable in the course of the week of additional time bans, which travellers can examine right here.
There will probably be no CrossCountry providers on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
Some providers will probably be amended throughout additional time ban dates. You can view the listing of trains affected on every day right here.
East Midlands Railway
There will probably be no East Midlands Railway service on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
The prepare line says it’s presently reviewing how the additional time ban will have an effect on its providers. Check right here for updates.
GTR, often known as Govia Thameslink Railway, is the UK’s largest railway franchise and operates Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express.
It says there will probably be no Thameslink, Great Northern or Gatwick Express providers working on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
A restricted Southern shuttle service will run, calling at Gatwick Airport and London Victoria solely.
Services the following day after every strike – Sunday 1 October and Thursday 5 October – will start a lot later than regular, with some routes having no providers earlier than 7am.
On days when an additional time ban is in place, GTR says an amended timetable with fewer providers will run.
The regular continuous Gatwick Express service between London Victoria, Gatwick Airport and Brighton is not going to run.
To assist prospects, additional stops at Clapham Junction and East Croydon have been added, so these trains will probably be working as Southern providers.
Gatwick Express tickets will probably be legitimate on Southern and Thameslink at no extra value.
Find out extra about every of GTR’s traces by clicking on their names on the high of this part.
Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway (GWR) will probably be working a decreased and revised timetable Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
Many components of the community can have no service in any respect. Services that go forward will begin from 7.30am and all journeys have to be accomplished by 6.30pm.
GWR says there’s more likely to be short-notice alterations or cancellations to its providers on days when additional time bans are in place.
You can examine GWR’s web site for updates nearer the time.
Greater Anglia and Stansted Express
Reduced providers are anticipated to run on each strike and additional time ban days.
You can click on right here to see what plans are in place on all affected dates.
There will probably be a decreased frequency of providers on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
Heathrow has not introduced any adjustments throughout additional time bans. Click right here for extra details about its providers.
LNER providers will run on an “extremely limited timetable” throughout strike days, with minor alterations on days earlier than and after them.
You can discover extra particulars right here.
London Northwestern Railway
There will probably be no London Northwestern Railway (LNR) service on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
It can have buses instead of trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey on days when there are additional time bans.
You’ll be capable to see what affect the additional time ban can have on LNR from 27 September right here.
There will probably be no Northern service in operation on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October, and no rail alternative bus providers.
Days affected by additional time bans are more likely to trigger some short-notice alterations or cancellations. You can examine right here for updates.
An extraordinarily restricted service will function on a small variety of traces throughout strike days, and a lot of the Southwestern Railway mainland community will probably be closed. There will probably be no service on the Island Line.
Customers are suggested to solely journey if completely obligatory.
Reduced providers will function throughout the mainland South Western Railway community on additional time ban days, with an hourly service on the Island Line.
Find out extra right here.
There will probably be no Southeastern service in operation on any routes on strike days.
Southeastern expects to run a full service throughout additional time ban durations.
No TransPennine Express service will run on any route in the course of the strikes on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
There can even be some early morning and late night alterations on the times earlier than or after a strike day.
The TransPennine Express web site will probably be up to date on 27 September concerning the affect of additional time bans.
West Midlands Railway
There will probably be no West Midlands Railway service on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October.
On days when the additional time ban is in place, decreased prepare providers will function between Birmingham New Street and Hereford and Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury – and a bus service will exchange trains between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa by way of Coventry.
You’ll be capable to see what affect the additional time ban can have on West Midlands providers from September 27 right here.
How you’ll be able to stay up-to-date
You can click on on any of the hyperlinks supplied above to examine for updates on particular traces.
National Rail urges anybody hoping to journey on strike and additional time ban days to make use of its Journey Planner to regulate how providers will probably be affected.
It says most journey data as much as 30 September is exhibiting appropriately, however any journey accompanied by a yellow warning triangle means the data remains to be topic to alter.
The amended timetables for subsequent dates are anticipated to be exhibiting appropriately in Journey Planners on the following instances:
For journeys from 2 to six October, there will probably be an amended timetable on Wednesday 27 September.
If you might be planning to journey on Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern or Thameslink, journeys on 5 and 6 October will probably be up to date on Friday 29 September.