Eddy Grant

Electric Avenue

Northern publishes timetable for strike day next week

A skeleton service will be running on the Airedale and Wharfedale lines next Wednesday, with train operator Northern advising people not to travel as RMT union members go on strike.

Northern has published special timetables for the day (27th July), but says as the majority of services are unable to run, its advice to customers is "do not travel".

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “We’ve taken on board learnings from the previous RMT strikes last month and have done everything we can to offer a skeleton service on the parts of our network where we’re able to - but our advice remains not to travel.

“The timetable we have put in place has been agreed with Network Rail, who have had to consider the requirements of other train operators and freight services on the network.

“We apologise in advance for the disruption and inconvenience that the RMT’s industrial action will cause. Services are also likely to be disrupted on Thursday, 28 July given the impact of the strike on fleet displacement across our 550-station network. Customers should check online before they travel.

"We continue to be keen to speak to the RMT to find a resolution and avoid any future strikes.”

Hourly services will run between 7.30am and 6.30pm on the Leeds-Skipton, Leeds-Ilkley, Bradford Forster Square-Skipton and Bradford Forster Square-Ilkley lines.

You can visit northernrailway.co.uk/strikes for the latest advice and travel information.

Timetables for our local services are shown below.

 

 

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