Some parts of UK to have zero trains this weekend with rail strike

No trains will run between London and Britain’s biggest cities this Saturday as multiple unions combine strikes. Passengers urged not to travel unless necessary as service cut to 11% of normal schedule.

Trains will also not run from the capital to Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Brighton or Norwich.

Trains will start later in the morning and finish earlier in the evening, with no services at all across large parts of the network, and some knock-on effects to trains on Sunday morning.

  • A further strike by Aslef drivers on Wednesday 5 October will cause disruption for passengers on routes run by the 14 affected operators: Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground, Northern Trains, Southeastern, TransPennine Express and West Midlands Trains.
  • A reduced service will also come into effect for the RMT’s second strike on Saturday 8 October, which is likely to include limited intercity trains.

It will be the first time the unions have walked out on the same day, so services will be more significantly disrupted than on previous strike days.

Passengers are also advised that there is likely to be some disruption in the early morning of Sunday October 2 as workers return to duties.