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PremierLeague-News.Com - What reduced services and travel chaos Birmingham can expect every day of next week

Birmingham news Train strike day by day guide to disruption expected across Birmingham PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - What reduced services and travel chaos Birmingham can expect every day of next week

Birmingham news  Train strike day by day guide to disruption expected across Birmingham PremierLeague-News.Com
20 June 2022 - 00:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Train passengers across the West Midlands are in for a week of misery and frustration from today (Monday) as train workers hold an enormous strike over a pay dispute. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on Network Rail and 13 train operators will walk out across three days this week and cause huge major disruption across the region. The RMT has argued that it's 'unacceptable' for its members to face pay freezes amid the cost-of-living crisis and warned that its campaign of industrial action will 'shut down the country's railway network'. West Midlands Railway customer experience director Jonny Wiseman described the decision to strike as "very disappointing". He went on to say: "We will be operating a very limited service all through the week and we are asking customers to only travel with us if their journey is essential and no other transport option is available to them. Passengers holding tickets or season tickets will be entitled to refunds and should visit our website for information." READ MORE: How train strike will affect Birmingham New Street and other stations The strike will almost certainly cause disruption across most of next week, even reduced services even on non-strike days. With improvement works also being carried out on the Chiltern mainline from today (Monday), here's a day-by-day guide to the travel chaos commuters can expect across Birmingham and the West Midlands next week. Monday, June 20 It'll most likely be business as usual on Monday, with the strike action set to start the next day. West Midlands Railway services are expected to run as normal, with the train operator only confirming a reduced service on Wednesday June 22 and Friday June 24 outside of the strike days next week. Great Western Railway services, which operates services from Malvern and Worcester to London Paddington, will also be running normally on Monday. However, while the strike action won't start until Tuesday, rail services will be disrupted between Birmingham and Dorridge from Monday due to a four-day programme of works to prepare the city's railway for the Commonwealth Games. The Chiltern mainline between Birmingham Moor Street and Dorridge will be closed from Monday until Thursday, June 23 to help get services running smoothly over the summer. The upgrades will impact services on the Chiltern mainline between London Marylebone and Birmingham, meaning there will be no trains between Moor Street/Snow Hill and Dorridge. On the line between Dorridge and London Marylebone, one train per hour will run. And on the Shakespeare line to Stratford-upon-Avon, there will be no West Midlands Trains services between Moor Street and Spring Road stations. Birmingham New Street Station (Image: Handout) Tuesday, June 21 The strike action gets under way on Tuesday, June 21, with West Midlands Railway running a limited service between 7.30am and 6.30pm today. During this period, just one train per hour is set to head between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International stations while there will also be only one train each hour travelling from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. Cross-City Line services between Lichfield Trent Valley to Redditch via Birmingham New Street will see two trains operating an hour. There will be no other trains on any other WMR route on Tuesday - including all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill. Great Western Railway has said no services will be running through several Midlands stations from 7.30am to 6.30pm, including Malvern, Worcester Foregate Street, Worcester Shrub Hill, Pershore and Evesham. Avanti West Coast is also operating a reduced timetable and has confirmed that Stoke-on-Trent station will be closed on strike days. Meanwhile, the disruption between Birmingham and Dorridge for upgrade works will continue into its second day. Wednesday, June 22 Despite Wednesday not being a strike day, disruption is still expected as a result of the walkout. West Midlands Railway has warned commuters to expect a 'significantly reduced' timetable on June 22, with services commencing at 7.30am and last trains being earlier than usual. Great Western Railway has also confirmed that trains will be running on Wednesday but only from 7am. The train operator added there will be just one train or fewer per hour. Avanti West Coast meanwhile said: "The days either side of industrial action are also likely to be affected – particularly in the mornings, as services will start later.

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. READ MORE: How will the rail strikes next week affect you? Have your say Thursday, June 23 The second day of industrial action will take place on Thursday, which means West Midlands Railway will again be running a limited service between 7.30am and 6.30pm. During these hours, just one train per hour is set to head between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International stations while there will also be only one train each hour travelling from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. Cross-City Line services between Lichfield Trent Valley to Redditch via Birmingham New Street will see two trains operating an hour. There will be no other trains on any other WMR route on Tuesday - including all routes via Birmingham Snow Hill. Great Western Railway has said no services will be running through several Midlands stations from 7.30am to 6.30pm while Avanti West Coast will close Stoke-on-Trent station and run a reduced timetable. The Chiltern mainline between Birmingham Moor Street and Dorridge will be closed for a fourth and final day for improvement works. Friday, June 24 Friday is not a strike day but disruption is still expected across the region. West Midlands Railway has warned commuters to expect a 'significantly reduced' timetable on June 24, with services commencing at 7.30am and last trains being earlier than usual. Great Western Railway has also confirmed that trains will be running on Wednesday but only from 7am. The train operator added there will be just one train or fewer per hour. Avanti West Coast has warned that services in the morning as likely to start later on days either side of the industrial action. A Great Western Railway train (Image: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire) Saturday, June 25 The third and final strike day will take place on Saturday, June 25. Like with the other strike days, West Midlands Railway will again be running a limited service between 7.30am and 6.30pm. These changes include just one train per hour running between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International stations while there will also be only one train each hour travelling from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. Great Western Railway has said no services will be running through several Midlands stations from 7.30am to 6.30pm while Avanti West Coast will close Stoke-on-Trent station and operate a reduced timetable. Sunday, June 26 With the strike action ending on Saturday, West Midlands Railway has not yet said if it will run a reduced timetable on Sunday, June 26 or not. Great Western Railway has also said it will publish a full timetable for Sunday on Wednesday (June 22). Avanti West Coast has said disruption may continue into Sunday and suspended sales of tickets. The train company said: "To help reduce disruption and overcrowding, we’re suspending sales of tickets for the three strike dates and for the days after industrial action (June 22, 24 and 26). "Once each day's timetable is confirmed and we know which trains are running, some Advance fares will be back on sale." For further information passengers can visit www.wmr.uk/industrialaction Stay up to date with the very latest from your Birmingham or West Midlands street or neighbourhood with our Birmingham News Email Updates. Read More Related Articles How the rail strike will affect Worcestershire - from Redditch, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster Read More Related Articles Birmingham Airport queues latest as holidaymakers blast 'early-morning madness'

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