Train strike schedule: all routes and partial flights closed today

Passengers are urged to travel only when absolutely necessary, as the number of trains has been reduced from 4,500 to 4,500, less than a quarter of the usual 20,000 running each day.

Speaking to LBC radio on Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps accused RMT leader Mick Lynch of wanting to turn into one of the “union barons of the 1970s” after Lynch told Sky News: “If the government doesn’t change direction, I believe that more strikes. action is inevitable. We, as unions, must synchronize.”

“If we need strikes, we need to coordinate strikes in every town and city,” Lynch said, arguing that the British worker needs a pay rise.

What trains run?

East Midlands

East Midlands Railway will run just one train per hour between Nottingham and Sheffield and from both cities to London. There will also be an hourly train between Corby and London.

There will be one train per hour from Derby to Nottingham and Matlock and between Leicester and Nottingham.

northern railway

northern railway will operate hourly flights from Leeds to Sheffield, York, Bradford Forster Square, Skipton and Ilkeli.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express there will be five trains between Manchester Airport and Preston on strike days and one per hour between Manchester and York.

The following stations will be completely closed and TransPennine services will not call there on strike days: Hull; Yarm; Scarborough; seaming machine; Malton; Selby; Bro.

Great England

Great England confirmed that all regional and branch lines in East Anglia would be canceled during the days of the strike, with only some lines to London on Liverpool Street to have significant service cuts.

This will include one train per hour between Norwich and London, with the first and last trains from Norwich to London at Liverpool Street leaving at 8:00 and 16:00.


in Essex, s2s a reduced service of less than a third of the normal service level will operate, consisting of two trains an hour from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon and to Pitsea via Raynham.

Trains will not run through Ockendon or Chafford Hundred.


Only 35 of the 180 southeast stations will be open, and buses replacing the rails will not serve the closed stations.

Southeastern there will also be no trains from Victoria or Charing Cross and limited service on the Woolwich, Sidcup and Bexleyheath lines.

Chiltern Railway

It won’t be here Chiltern services north of Banbury, between Amersham and London on the Metropolitan line or to Oxford from Tuesday to Saturday.

Between London and Banbury these days there will be one train per hour in each direction.


Southwestern will run two trains per hour from Waterloo to Southampton and Basingstoke.

There will be four trains per hour from Waterloo to Woking and Windsor every hour.

Great Western

Great Western Railway will not run any service on all lines in Cornwall and also on all branches in Devon.

There will be very limited service between London Paddington and Oxford, Cardiff and Plymouth – with hourly trains between London and Cardiff.

western middle earth

West Midlands Railway will run one train per hour between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton. Trains from Birmingham to Walsall, Hereford and Shrewsbury will not run.

There will be only one train per hour between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International every day from Tuesday to Saturday.

straight ahead

straight ahead will not operate flights from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Peterborough, Cambridge or Stansted Airport during the three days of the strike, while “very limited service” will run between Bristol Parkway, Plymouth, Birmingham New Street, Newcastle and Edinburgh Waverley.

Avanti West Coast

During the days of the strike Avanti West Coast plans to run one train per hour from Euston to Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston each with limited service to Glasgow.

Trains will also not call at Stockport, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Runcorn, and these stations will be closed.

Meanwhile, during strike days, north Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh will not be served by Avanti West Coast.

A tube

National rail strikes on Thursday and Saturday will also affect the Elizabeth and London Overground lines, as well as some Underground services on strike days and until mid-morning on the days following the strike.

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