Rail strikes: dates of October disruptions and lines affected | UK News

Thousands of railway workers will strike in October, bringing many services to a halt as a long-running dispute over wages and conditions continues to cause disruption.

Rail strikes are currently planned for October 1, 5 and 8.

Rail operators are advising customers using the rail network on strike days to carry out regular checks before leaving amid likely additional changes to services.

Saturday October 1

East Midlands Railway – services will only operate between 07:30 and 18:30. They will include one train per hour in both directions between Nottingham and London, and Sheffield and London. There will also only be hourly services between Nottingham and other major venues such as Derby and Leicester, but other routes will be closed.

Great Western Railway – “extremely limited service” which will operate from 07:30 to 18:30. Rail services will only operate on routes between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington; Reading and Didcot; and Reading and Basingstoke.

Avanti west coast – no services.

LNER – No service to/from stations north of York, and LNER advises customers not to travel to/from stations north of York. A limited service will only operate on these routes: London Kings Cross and York, and Doncaster and Leeds

Cross country – no services.

Trans Pennine Express – “very limited service” on the line between York and Huddersfield, and Edinburgh and Preston

Greater England – services will be greatly reduced and disrupted. No Greater Anglia services will operate between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street or on regional/branch lines.

c2c – “significant disruption expected on all lines” with reduced service between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Two trains per hour from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon. Two trains per hour from London Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham.

Chiltern Railways – no service on any route.

South, Far North, Thameslink, Gatwick Express – The railway will operate at limited opening hours with services starting later than normal and ending in the late afternoon. Gatwick Express services will not operate.

West Midlands Railway – no service on any route.

South East – no services running.

North – no services running.

South West Railway – a greatly reduced service will run between 07:30 and 18:30 on a limited number of lines including: Two trains per hour between Waterloo and Feltham; two trains per hour between Waterloo and Basingstoke; four trains per hour between Waterloo and Woking; two trains per hour between Waterloo and Southampton Central.

A chain and lock are seen on the temporary closing barriers as British railway workers strike over wages and conditions, at Waterloo Station in London, Britain August 18, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Wednesday, October 5

East Midlands Railway – No service will work on any part of the network.

Great Western Railway – “extremely limited service” from 07:30 to 18:30. Rail services will only operate between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington; Reading and Oxford; and Reading and Basingstoke.

Avanti west coast – no service.

LNER – services are expected to operate the same as October 1, but customers are encouraged to check the company’s website for updates.

Cross country – no services.

Trans Pennine Express – “a very limited service on certain lines” with customers advised to travel only “if the journeys are essential”. The company will continue to provide further updates “as soon as possible”.

Greater England – people said ‘to avoid traveling with us. Our services will be severely reduced and disrupted. It is likely that most routes will not have replacement trains or buses for them’.

c2c – the operator says today’s action ‘will not affect’ services, but adds that ‘trains may be busier than usual’.

Chiltern Railways – no service on any route.

South, Far North, Thameslink, Gatwick Express – services are expected to be “extremely busy” due to the strike.

West Midlands Railway – no service on any route.

South East – no services running.

North – no services running.

South West Railway – SWR drivers “will not be involved” in today’s strike.

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Saturday October 8

East Midlands Railway – Services will operate between 07:30 and 18:30 only.

Great Western Railway – Limited service with services starting later and ending earlier. More details published later.

Avanti west coast – move only if necessary.

LNER – other updates expected “in the next few days”.

Cross country – a “significantly reduced” schedule.

Trans Pennine Express – “a very limited service on certain lines” with customers advised to travel only “if the journeys are essential”. The company will continue to provide further updates “as soon as possible”.

Greater England – the cabinet reiterates its previous advice to ‘avoid travel’ and that services will be ‘severely reduced and disrupted’. Most routes “will not have replacement trains or buses”, he adds.

c2c – “significant disruptions expected on all lines” with reduced service between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Chiltern Railways – “a significantly reduced schedule should work”.

South, Far North, Thameslink, Gatwick Express – more information will be provided “in the next few days”.

West Midlands Railway – a “significantly reduced service” will operate from 07:30 to 18:30.

South East – customers were asked to travel only “if necessary”. Limited service, but “some lines” will be closed.

North – “very limited” services will operate and customers are advised not to travel.

South West Railway – the operator says it will “post information about the service we hope to be able to run” in due course.

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