Northern timetables for three-day RMT January strike

Date published: 04 January 2018

Northern has released its revised timetables for the three days of RMT strike action on Monday 8, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 January.

The train operator aims to run around 1,350 services each day across the north of England, equating to more than 50 per cent of its normal timetable.

The majority of trains will run between 7am and 7pm and Northern expects all services to be extremely busy, especially in the morning and evening peak periods. Customers are advised to allow extra time to travel and to plan any journeys carefully.

Sharon Keith, Regional Director at Northern, said: “Services across the three days will be busy as many people are returning to work and school after the Christmas break.

“We are doing all we can to keep our customers on the move and are focussing on running as many trains as possible between 7am and 7pm to get people to work and home again. Between these hours we will run more than 60% of our normal weekday timetable. We will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren’t running.

“We ask everyone to take time to plan their journeys carefully, allow extra time for travel and regularly check for service updates on our website.”

Customers who travel on 8, 10 or 12 January and experience delays of 30 minutes or more, can claim compensation through Northern’s Delay Repay scheme.

Those with season tickets that do not include buses, trams or ferries, who decide not to travel due to strike action, can also claim compensation.

All claims can be made using the Delay Repay process on Northern’s website or by collecting a form at any staffed station.

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