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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! There has been calls for driving charges for motorists entering the Ultra Low Emissions Zone to be scrapped during the rail strike. Bracknell’s MP has called on the London Mayor to waive the capital’s fees in response to next week’s planned strike. James Sunderland has suggested Sadiq Khan make the changes as thousands of workers plan to walk out on June 21, 23 and 25. And Mr Sunderland said the mayor should make the move as he has not “publicly condemned” the strike action. More than half of all rail lines being closed as a result of the strike. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), whose members include around 80,000 industry employees, announced the action after disputes over pay, pensions and job losses weren’t resolved. READ MORE: How 2022 train strikes will affect rail passengers in Reading, Slough and other Berkshire towns Dubbed the “biggest rail strike in modern history,” over 40,000 union members from Network Rail and 13 train companies plan to walk out. Passengers have been advised not to travel by train next week unless necessary, including those commuting to London from parts of Berkshire as Great Western and South Western Railway lines will be affected. In response, Mr Sunderland asked the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Schapps in the House of Commons whether he agrees that Sadiq Khan “might be encouraged to waive the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone) and the congestion charge” for motorists who are now having to come into London, including key workers. He added: “Many of my constituents in Bracknell rely on the trains and this is just another cost on working families.” Mr Schapps responded by saying that “every possible alleviation that can be made should be made.” Mr Khan has not made a public comment on the proposal.
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.30am and 6.30pm – meaning services will start later and finish earlier than usual. The strike will also impact travel on the days following the strikes with just 12,000-14,000 services expected to run during that time. South Western Railway will have a ‘Severely limited service’ on some routes between 7.15am and 6.30pm on strike days. There will be four trains per hour between London Waterloo and Woking and two per hour between London Waterloo and Basingstoke. Meanwhile Great Western Railway services will be ‘severely affected’ between Tuesday and Saturday. Chairman of industry body the Rail Delivery Group, Steve Montgomery, said: “These strikes will affect the millions of people who use the train each day, including key workers, students with exams, those who cannot work from home, holidaymakers and those attending important business and leisure events. Working with Network Rail, our plan is to keep as many services running as possible, but significant disruption will be inevitable and some parts of the network will not have a service, so passengers should plan their journeys carefully and check their train times.” Read next: Reading grot-spot where toxic waste and 42 tyres have been dumped this month Banker claimed to have terminal cancer as part of £1.2m scam Leisure centre demolition begins two years after closure
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