UK. Members at South Western Rail, Southeastern, West Midlands Trains, Northern and Great Western will strike starting from 3 November
Network Rail will take strike action on Nov 3, Nov 5, Nov 7, whilst members in individual train companies will take strike action and other measures on Nov 3, Nov 4, Nov 7, and Nov 8. There are no strikes currently planned by drivers union Aslef.
Members involved in the action include staff in ticket offices, stations, control rooms, and other support roles across Britain.
In separate disputes, London Underground and Overground (Arriva Rail London) members will take strike action on Nov 10, which was originally planned for Nov 3.
The new strike dates and services they target are as follows:
- National Rail: Nov. 5, 7, and 9.
- 14 specific rail operators: Nov. 5. The train operators are: Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Great Western Railway, Northern Trains, South Eastern South Western Railway Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains and GTR (including Gatwick Express).
- London Underground and Overground: Nov. 10.
When will services be disrupted?
- Nov 3, Nov 5, Nov 7 and Nov 9 (strike days): 20pc of normal services are expected to run.
- Nov 4, Nov 6 and Nov 8: 75pc of normal services are expected to run
- Nov 10: London Underground and Overground rail strikes (service levels are to be confirmed, but disruption will be significant)
Which lines will be affected?
All rail services are likely to be impacted by the walkout by Network Rail staff. Signal workers are included in those striking – and it is dangerous to run services without signal workers.
Confirm rail services and allow extra time for journeys Nov. 5, 7, 9, and 10. Consider alternative transport and book reservations in advance due to increased demand.