UK. Further strike action by the RMT due to disrupt rail services this Sunday
Train passengers going to and from Manchester are being urged to plan ahead this weekend as intercity routes are once again hit by strike action on Sunday 15 May. It will only be running a very limited service on certain routes on Sunday.
Timetables for the routes from Manchester to Hull, York, Scarborough, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Edinburgh via Huddersfield and from Manchester to Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Cleethorpes via Sheffield can be viewed on the TPE website. In addition there will be no TPE trains going to Scotland via Manchester and Preston along the West Coast Main Line route on Sunday.
In addition rail replacement buses are in use all weekend on part of that route due to engineering work being done by Network Rail.
Travellers are being urged to consider alternatives to the train first, especially as a number of events this weekend including Premier League football matches mean demand for transport is expected to be high.
Only a small amount of trains will be running on this date and TPE is urging people who absolutely have to travel on this date to plan ahead and allow plenty of extra time, as those trains that are operating will be very busy. Bikes will not be permitted onboard TPE services on the day of the strike.
The RMT plans weekend strikes until early June if the dispute cannot be resolved.