Train strikes – live: One in five services to run next week as passengers told not to travel

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The UK is bracing for travel chaos on trains next week, as some 40,000 rail staff prepare to walk out after a dispute over pay and redundancies.

The strike action will take place over three days – Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June – with only 22 per cent of usual rail services expected to run on those days.

Services will only operate 7.30am to 6.30pm on strike days, and not all stations will be served.

The industrial action involves members of the RMT rail union at Network Rail and 13 train operators, who voted 8:1 in favour of strike action over jobs, pay and conditions.

According to the RMT, it is “the biggest dispute on the network since 1989”.

Wales and Scotland are expected to see a much smaller proportion of their networks open.

The train operators affected include Avanti West Coast, East Midlands Railway, Greater Anglia, GWR, LNER, Northern, Southeastern and South Western Railway.

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Lucy Thackray16 June 2022 09:23



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